Vinous 90 points - (from vines planted between 5,200 and 7,500 feet above sea level): Bright, light yellow. Lovely floral lift to the aromas of mandarin orange, minerals, wild herbs and anise. Tactile, sappy and uncompromisingly dry, with a saline nuance to the complex flavors of citrus peel, herbs and rose petal. Finishes savory and long, with a strong impression of dusty extract. A lot of wine for the gentle price.
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BODEGA COLOME 2014 COLOME TORRONTES
""Very pale bright yellow. Pure, delicate, high-pitched perfume of rose petal and dusty brown spices. Brisk, tactile and quite dry but with an essentially supple texture--even a slightly glyceral character--to the flavors of grapefruit pith, lemon, flowers, spices and salty minerality. This serious yet seductive example of torrontes finishes with sneaky dusty persistence." Steve Tanzer International Wine Cellar 91 points (2013 vintage)
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|In a quest to find the source of an exceptional Malbec that he had at a dinner in a small bodega in Salta, Donald Hess searched for three years to find this winery in Argentina's Salta Province. Now home to Bodega and Estancia Colomé, this winery was founded in 1831. Its vineyards, at 6,000 to 10,000 feet above sea level, include vines that are 160 years old.
Completely renovated and revitalized by Donald Hess, Bodega Colomé focuses on Argentina's two traditional varietals, Malbec and Torrontes, producing wines that receive international accolades. The age of the vines, biodynamic practices, and altitude combine to create these distinctive, bold and intense wines that speak of their origin.