Colomé Torrontés 2011 Valle Calchaqui, Salta, Argentina
Tasted April 2013
Appearance - clear and bright, medium minus intensity lemon green. Some visible tears.
Nose - clean, pungent aromas with pronounced intensity start to develop. There is a distinct floral note of roses, very ripe tropical lychee note, lots of grapey character and a hint of ripe melon.
Palate - dry, soft medium acidity, Flavours have medium plus intensity and are dominated by the rose floral character, ripe grapey notes, ripe lychee's and ripe melon. Long sweet length with just a trace of a spicy ginger note.
Conclusions (16/20) - good quality, intense aromatic and flavour profile showing sense of place and varietal character. Smooth, rich body full of ripe, sweet fruit that is begging for some extra acidity to liven it up, but rewarding nevertheless. A persistent, grapey and floral aftertaste. It makes me think of a weird cross between muscat, gewürztraminer and viognier, sweet, exotic and perfumed. Ready to drink, not suitable for ageing, should be enjoyed while fruit is upfront and at particular low temperature (8/10°C).