Miguel Torres S.a.

Miguel Torres

Old Vines Viejas Viña Manso de Velasco Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

2004 | Cabernet Sauvignon
Miguel Torres, S.A.; Manso de Velasco VV
Curicó Valley, Chile
6H decant.

A truly great South American Cabernet, just give it lots of room to age and decant. No jammy stuff here, elegantly evolved dried red/purple fruits, dried sage and dry earth; plenty of leather and rehydrated cherry with a satisfying, long finish. Disappointingly our final 2004 bottle from a 3-pack buy in Nov. 2007 for $28/ea; value delivered and patience rewarded!

Old school bottle, so thick walled it could go to bat for any inning or bounce off the pavement without concern...
— a month ago

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Doug Powers

Doug Powers

@Severn Goodwin — I did not know that Torres was making wine in Chile, I have very fond memories of drinking Torres Black Label Cabernet back in the day (1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978) — those were such incredible wines that lasted 15-20 years easily (and the earlier vintages used to have the Catalan name for Tempranillo in them, about 30%). Great Spanish wines!!
Severn Goodwin

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@Doug Powers Yup! I stick to the higher line bottles though. We've got a few other Cab vintages on either side of this vintage. I was always impressed by the good pricing.

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From maestro Miguel Torres comes this “go-to” RdD which is a full, bold, and edgy red beauty. Just try it. Cheers. — a month ago

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Last night’s late decision to join the First Saturday share a bottle and food was a smart one. While there were a number of wines to taste, I only had time to try a few. My contribution was a garnacha from Catalina, Spain - the Familia Torres Grans Muralles. The 2016 Grans Muralles is a harmonious blend of garnacha, cariñena, and monastrell. Wishing I had more of that one because it was pretty spectacular.

Familia Torres is located in Conca de Barberà in the far northern inland sector of Tarragona and due west of Barcelona. The region is primarily known for Cabernet, the Torres family has been quietly planting indigenous grape varieties in the region.
— 2 months ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Deborah M Cheers! You cannot beat that decanter!
Deborah M

Deborah M

@Dawn E. Agreed! My most favorite decanter.

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Even yummier at half price wine Wednesday — 2 months ago

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Nicely balanced with tropical fruits, mineral, racy acids & white flower — 5 months ago

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