Alvaro Palacios

Alvaro Palacios

L'Ermita Velles Vinyes Priorat Garnacha 1997

Dark black currents and licorice. Structured tannins. Subtle acidity. Allowed it to open up for an hour in decanter. Extremely silky and a subtly stark finish. Really enjoyed this wine!! — a month ago

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Pétalos Bierzo Mencía 2018

Just love this wine, just tried ‘18! Nice blend of grapes from the Bierzo Valley, the ‘18 has about 4% of perfectly ripe white grapes, 6% less than ‘17. Deep Ruby with loads of Berry fruits aromas adding some sweet floral spice and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of cherry, raspberry, and strawberry with a juicy mineral edge. Well balanced and integrated with fine smooth tannins, lively acidity and a long finish ending with oak and spicy notes. Tremendous value for such a complex wine. — 13 days ago

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Palacios Remondo

La Montesa Crianza Cariñena Blend 2017

MICHAEL COOPER
8.9

There are so many marketing lies to this wine, I don’t even know where to begin. That it’s 95% #Garnacha from vines older than 30 years old! Lie. It sells for 10-11€ in #Spain and then it says that it’s fermented with active yeasts and it’s organic. Okay. Right. They make almost 700k bottles of this wine. Organic treatments and products aren’t cheap. 30+ Old Garnacha needs to be hand-harvested and that’s not cheap. I don’t know anyone spontaneously fermenting more than a half-a-million bottles of anything it’s super risky and then the guy makes it seems like a single vineyard wine because he puts ‘Monte Yerga’ and ‘La Montesa’ but it actually comes from multiple vineyards from 90 hectares! 14% alcohol ? Really Garnacha? From Alfaro? There’s no way in hell. Or he’s adding water or he’s using reverse osmosis which also adds a water-alcohol solution. There’s no way this wine is naturally fermented to 14%! But no way. Then on his description he says ‘Atlantic Influences’!!! There aren’t any Atlantic influences in #riojaoriental #bullshit #marketing — a month ago

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Jim Wagonfeld

Jim Wagonfeld

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Alvaro Palacios

Finca Dofí Priorat Garnacha Blend 2018

Delectable Wine
9.6

Full ruby-red. Mineral-accented red and dark berry preserve, incense and exotic spice aromas are complemented by suggestions of licorice and candied violet. Seamless and penetrating on the palate, showing superb clarity to sweet, mineral-inflected black raspberry, cherry cola, spicecake and violet pastille flavors. The mineral quality echoes emphatically on the youthfully tannic, impressively long finish, which shows outstanding energy and floral lift. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2021)
— a month ago

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La Faraona Corullón Bierzo Mencía 2003

Best Mencia I have ever had, still with at least a couple of decades ahead, opaque garnet burgundy color with no sign of bricking, from a small century old vineyard, very distinctive nose of menthol, leather, clove, nutmeg, Asian five spices, pot roasted pork, black licorice, cassis and black plum, full body with fresh acidity and velvety tannin after three hours decant, tastes of black cherry, black berry, clove, licorice, espresso, black plum, mocha, and sandalwood, 588 bottles produced with 6 additional magnum. — 17 days ago

Montevertine

Le Pergole Torte Sangiovese 2007

Con Alvaro Bustillos — 23 days ago

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Alvaro Palacios

Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes Priorat Grenache Blend 2004

Still drinking nicely. Dark fruit and saddle leather and some tannin. — 2 months ago

Bodegas Rafael Palacios

Louro Valdeorras Godello 2019

To commemorate my 500th post I decided it was appropriate to acknowledge the Delectable community. 😘👏 I am grateful to everyone for suggestions and questions answered! 🙆‍♀️
This wine was recommended by
@Josh Morgenthau earlier this week.. must admit this is my first Godello! ☝️ Notes forthcoming!

Wow! Rich, round, tropical fruits, lemon zest, flowers, lemon custard, great salinity, almonds, a wonderful creaminess that is not oak..salty sea spray..graphite..mostly for 14.2 alc. It is nowhere! Really delicious!
— 6 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Happy 500th post! 🎊🍷Cheers to 500 more!😁
Josh Morgenthau

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Congratulations @Dawn E. ! Great notes; here’s to many more!
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Looking forward to them next 500!

Alvaro Palacios

Les Terrasses Priorat Grenache Blend 2017

Gorgeous blue berry cherry fruit with some beautiful smoky earthy cedar. Fresh acidity healthy tannin and a long finish. Fantastic Spanish vino. Would recommend for a wine nerd or a beginner. — 2 months ago

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Alvaro Palacios

Camins del Priorat Grenache Blend 2018

ESF
9.0

What @Delectable Wine said - excellent entry level Priorat & outstanding value — 2 months ago

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