Sunday, April 5, 2020

Caelum Torrontés

I visited Caelum, a white wine specialist in Mendoza, several years ago. However, this bottle comes from Untapped Fine Wines, an importer who went into liquidation a couple of months ago. Their stock is auctioned by Graysonline in batches every week.

Argentina hoped that its indigenous white grape Torrontés could achieve the same world recognition as Malbec has achieved for red wines. It has not happened. However, it is a very distinctive grape variety.

This 2015 Caelum Torrontés already has quite a developed golden colour. This is not unusual for this aromatic variety which should be drunk quite young. The nose has appeal with floral and spicy aromas.

On the palate, the wine delivers flavours of yellow peach, apricot and a bit of pineapple. There are earthy notes as well. The wine gives a round mouthfeel. Acidity is light to medium. Interestingly, the finish of this aromatic wine is extra dry.

Score: 88/+

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