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Crios Torrontes

8.7458 ratings
8.754 pro ratings
Argentina
Torrontés
Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2018 / made at 1700 m height

Vintage 2018 / made at 1700 m height

Nov 12th, 2019
Willem Jan Withagen

Strong muscat type style

Strong muscat type style

Nov 12th, 2019
Beau Carson

Will probably never be a wine that I enjoy, but perfect example.

Will probably never be a wine that I enjoy, but perfect example.

Jan 16th, 2018
Beau Carson

Flinty and gunsmoke aromas balanced by lees richness and hints of phenolic.

Flinty and gunsmoke aromas balanced by lees richness and hints of phenolic.

Aug 7th, 2017
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.6

Plumped by stone fruits, tempered by salt and crisp bitterness—in short, a prototypical Torrontés. Its fragrance of jasmine and paperwhites wafts above a greenish body ripe with flavors of nectarine and green melon. The Torrontés grapes were grown in Cafayate (Salta) and the Uco Valley (Mendoza)—hence the wine’s “Argentina” appellation—at an average elevation of 5,600 feet (for the record, that’s really, really high for viticulture, even at that latitude). Juicy acidity reconciles all of the wine’s floral-fruity redolence; still, you’ll want to pour it very cold with simple, salty foods: almonds, cheeses, sardines. 13.9% abv | $15 (sample)

Plumped by stone fruits, tempered by salt and crisp bitterness—in short, a prototypical Torrontés. Its fragrance of jasmine and paperwhites wafts above a greenish body ripe with flavors of nectarine and green melon. The Torrontés grapes were grown in Cafayate (Salta) and the Uco Valley (Mendoza)—hence the wine’s “Argentina” appellation—at an average elevation of 5,600 feet (for the record, that’s really, really high for viticulture, even at that latitude). Juicy acidity reconciles all of the wine’s floral-fruity redolence; still, you’ll want to pour it very cold with simple, salty foods: almonds, cheeses, sardines. 13.9% abv | $15 (sample)

5 people found it helpfulJun 24th, 2015
JL
8.2

Not good for drinking games.

Not good for drinking games.

2 people found it helpfulMay 25th, 2014
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9.0

This classic unoaked Torrontés, made from grapes harvested very early, offers scents of lemon, fresh apricot, flowers and lichee and a salty, sappy, very dry palate impression that reminded me of Chablis. It should make a terrific aperitif but could also pair well with grilled fish or sushi. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, May 2018)

This classic unoaked Torrontés, made from grapes harvested very early, offers scents of lemon, fresh apricot, flowers and lichee and a salty, sappy, very dry palate impression that reminded me of Chablis. It should make a terrific aperitif but could also pair well with grilled fish or sushi. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, May 2018)

1 person found it helpfulMay 21st, 2018
Joyce Lin

Straw color with hint if green hue. Heady floral note on the nose: jasmine, with some yellow floral note, with ripe peach and tangerine. Sort of perfumery. M + acidity, Mayer lemon, tangerine peel, ripe yellow peach and grapefruit on the palate. Just slightly bitter at the end when the wine is a bit warm. M+ finish. A classic Torrontes for $15.

Straw color with hint if green hue. Heady floral note on the nose: jasmine, with some yellow floral note, with ripe peach and tangerine. Sort of perfumery. M + acidity, Mayer lemon, tangerine peel, ripe yellow peach and grapefruit on the palate. Just slightly bitter at the end when the wine is a bit warm. M+ finish. A classic Torrontes for $15.

1 person found it helpfulJul 15th, 2017
Nick Davis

Unmistakable. Finishes with bitterness.

Unmistakable. Finishes with bitterness.

1 person found it helpfulMay 1st, 2015
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

8.8

Perfect lunch wine. Balanced.

Perfect lunch wine. Balanced.

Mar 5th, 2017