A Spanish Dynasty Looks Forward. Wine giant Torres uses its big sellers to finance innovative single-vineyard cuvées

on 06/07/10 at 9:59 pm


Patriotic French wine lovers must have been similarly riled three years later when a Spanish wine bested 1970 Château Latour and other top Bordeaux in another blind tasting sponsored by Gault Millau, the prestigious French food guide. The wine in question was a 1970 Torres Gran Coronas, made from four-year-old Cabernet vines planted in Penedès, an area of gently rolling hills an hour west of Barcelona.

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