Deep rich purple in color. Mustiness on open that blew off over 20 minutes. Earth, grilled meat, with a layer of stewed strawberry vanilla on top, the remaining wood component will continue to convert to tertiary flavors with additional age. Dry with medium acidity, medium plus alcohol, medium plus tannins, with a lengthy finish with a lingering chalky white pepper. This wine is excellent and will improve.
This was my 2nd bottle and review of this wine. The notes are fairly consistent but the mustiness was not present in the first. Interesting.
93 points — 6 days ago
I’m sure there are incredible Garnachas out there but I don’t know that I have ever had one (recommendations welcome). This was tight knit, structured, and intentionally made but the cooked fruit, high abv, and oak just didn’t work for me and rarely does. — 10 days ago
Deep Ruby (more red compared to it's older brother reviewed tonight). Barnyard funk on the nose. Soil and greenery. Obvious wood still present. Alcohol feels hotter, medium plus acidity, medium plus bodied. Firm tannins. This too will get better over time, but probably not much given the absence of fruit (as opposed to still present red berries in the Especial Vinyes Velles). Very Good.
91+ points — 6 days ago
Raised in large oak and concrete vats, this exuberant Priorat delivers classic character at a bargain price. Vi de Vila offers finely etched, mineral-driven cherry, floral qualities and discreet tannins. There is enough depth to reward patience, assuming you can resist its immediate charms. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 2021) — 4 days ago
Pale salmon in color. Honeysuckle, herbs and a touch of anise on the nose. Bruised apple (or mealy apple, really), quince, and a bit of buttered toast. A celebration drink after my 9 year olds choir concert. For which he selected “Chipotle!” as his special treat dinner 🤣. Good thing this will go! — 5 days ago