"Torquey engines" feel like they pull from low down (because they produce more power low down). As these engines are designed to run at lower revs from the outset, they'll have to feel torquey compared to the old rev-monsters, simply because they produce their power lower down the rev band.
When we hear pundits - looking at David Coulthard here - go on about the engines having loads of torque, they really mean that they produce lots of power low down. It's the same thing, just we use "torque" to describe low end power and "power" to describe high end power. My guess is because in road car reviews, there is a history of giving the peak torque and peak power figures and their associated revs. If an engine produces twice the torque at a given revs, then it can be said to produce twice the power at that same point. Which is why "torquey" engines pull well from low down.
In reality, these F1 engines aren't torque-monsters at all, they just seem to be compared to the old V8s etc.
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"