86 Points and Best Buy - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Four Stars  "Great value at this price" Joelle Thomson
"What more can I add to the huge, explosively fruity appeal of shiraz? Its power, intensity and bold oomph make shiraz – both generically and specifically in this wine – one of the crowd pleasers of the wine world right now. This Argentinian version is packed with black peppery flavours and warmth. Great value at this price." Joelle Thomson
 
Shiraz, Shiraz, Shiraz - why do we love you so much? Power, intensity, blackberry and pepper, chocolate and espresso, licorice and aniseed, juiciness and warmth. You're the all round great red wine and we can't get enough of you.
 
This dark, handsome Argentine Michel Torino (pronounced Me-shell Torino) is grown high up in the Andes which contributes to its intense brooding complexity. Take this wine out for a night of excitement for just $13.99

Origin
Cafayate - Valles Calchaquies - Argentina.

Terroir
Deep, poor and rocky soils. Mountain watering from the Andes. A wide thermal amplitude with big differences (aproximately 22°C) between the minimum during the cold mornings and nights, and the maximum during sunny days. High sun exposure of about 350 sunny days a year. Dry climate with approximately 120 mm rainfall a year and an average of 15° humidity. The results: High concentration of colour, aromas and flavours, unique fruity character.

Winemaking
Michel Torino range of wines express a marked fruit style, showing a pure varietal character with traces of the unique terroir. Harvest is manual, juice goes through a pre-fermentative maceration process at cold temperatures to extract fruit and colour while softening tannic influence takes place. Finally, 30% of the wine get a delicate and subtle contribution of both American and French oak during 6 months, gaining a touch of complexity.

Tasting Notes
A deeply coloured wine with supple and expressive ruby red with violet edges. Intense blackberry, pepper aromas, savoury and meaty with licorice characters showing. The palate has flavours of prunes, chocolate and pepper made in a juicy, warm style with supple rounded tannins and a long finish.

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By: on 31 October 2017
Very good value Shiraz
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By: on 18 October 2016
Took a little while to open up but worth the wait.
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By: on 17 August 2016
can't go wrong with this one.
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By: on 8 October 2015
After reading the reviews I was unsure if I should buy it but glad I did as really enjoyed it.
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By: on 30 July 2015
A rival to the Aussie Shiraz from this great Malbec region. Just loved it from first sip.
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By: on 20 September 2014
A satisfying end of a cool day red and great value at its price.
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By: on 20 June 2014
A great shiraz. Pleasant on the palate. Intriguing. A definite pepper bite to this, but well balanced by the other flavours coming through. Went well by itself,  but also accompanied a nice hearty meal. This, on a cold winters night, in front of a big fire, with good food and great company - AH BLISS. I would say at this price, a must have.
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By: on 6 December 2013
This is great value. It is the 3rd wine by Michel Torino I have tried and by far my favourite. Lovely earthy blackberry nose. It reminds me of the dusty blackberry smell of late summer fruit picking. The palate is rich and rounded with more blackberry and velvety chocolate followed by a spicy liquorice finish. It's a pretty big wine and overpowered my mushroom ravioli and would better suit Lamb, duck or venison.
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By: on 18 December 2011
Very good value on all counts - especially if allowed to breathe a little first.
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By: on 22 October 2011
These Argentinians have a delightfully spicy temperament, and are surprisingly good value
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By: on 21 October 2011
Nice juicy red for the price....
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By: on 3 September 2011
This is becoming a go to wine for times when you need a red that will satisfy most occassions. Usual consistent quality that Michel Torino provides at a price that doen't break the bank. Often the wine we drink on a Friday night with lamb kebabs from our local, if I had to choose I would opt for the Malbec but for Shiraz lovers this is great value for money.
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By: on 16 August 2011
Great value for money, will buy again.  Rich in flavour and a rich colour in the glass. Goes surprising well with Kapiti Kikorangi blue cheese!!
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"The palate has flavours of prunes, chocolate and pepper made in a juicy, warm style with supple rounded tannins and a long finish."  PRUNES??  Well, yeah, actually.  This wine is also just a bit on the smokey side.  Good balance, nice structure, not overly fruit forward but fruity enough.  I enjoyed it (we had it with pork roast) and would buy it again.  Go ahead and drink it now, no need to cellar even though it is a very recent vintage.
Would you rate this wine good value for money? Yes
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To my taste, bone dry, black, big and luscious.  I serve this when I want to impress on OZ Shiraz drinkers that good wine does not have to be sweet. Slightly more expensive but worth every cent.  Recommended.  4 1/2 stars
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This really has been your own Manny Pacquiao for a few years, punches well above its weight. Maybe best value for money Shiraz around. Sorry can't tell if it tastes of old saddles, tobacco or even gauchos - just love it.
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Great colour and body but a surprising lack of bouquet? Great wine alone or with food. Ordering it again :-)
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Great but not spectacular Argentinian Shiraz.  Definitley worth trying and I will get more in for the summer BBQs Good value quaffer
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Lovely dark coloured full bodied wine.  Full of flavour. Would definitely buy again.
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Another fine example of how to make wine from Michel Torino. This Shiraz is full of flavours - Chocolate,blackberry, and coffe to name a few. A nice pepper finish and some smooth tannins come through. I drank this without food but I would match this with a roast or similar.83/100 IMHO
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Reluctant to give good review - you other buggers might buy it all
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Typical South American Shiraz. I probably would not purcase this wine again
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