Catalunya, Spain

Ferrer Bobet

Seleccio Especial Vinyes Velles Priorat Grenache Carignan 2014

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

David, Romain and 2 others liked this

Buil & Giné

Giné Giné Priorat Garnacha Blend 2016

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

Josh, Neil and 9 others liked this

Familia Nin-Ortiz

Nit De Nin Porrera Coma D'En Romeu 2015

Is this correct? This was good but I’m not familiar with the region. — 5 days ago

Chris, Peter and 3 others liked this

Ferrer Bobet

Priorat Carignan Blend 2017

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

David, Romain and 2 others liked this

Simbolic 16

Vi d'Autor Criança Priorat Red Blend 2012

Blend of Garnacha, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon. Ripe blue and black fruit aromas. Dark plum flavors with touches of herbs and spices. Big finish! Bold but the tannins have softened and are in balance. — 4 days ago

Paul, Bob and 1 other liked this

Mas d'en Gil

Coma Vella Priorat Grenache Blend 2011

Impressed. Thick dark and spicy. Luxurious feel and even good acidity. — 5 days ago

Peter, Chris and 1 other liked this

Terroir al Límit

Les Manyes Priorat Garnatxa Negra 2017

Exceptional once again from Huber. All the right things in the right place. — 12 days ago

Peter, LM and 6 others liked this

Mas d'en Gil

Bellmunt Vi de Vila Priorat 2017

Delectable Wine
9.2

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

Spencer, Veronika and 9 others liked this

Raventos i Blanc

de Nit Rosé Cava Blend 2018

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

Parviz Ghavamian
with Parviz
Peter, Romain and 1 other liked this

Gramona

Gran Cuvée de Postre Cava Macabeo Xarel-lo Chardonnay

Vintage 2015 | Xarel-lo, Macabeu, Parellada. Disgorged in may 2019 after 37 months sur lattes. Biowine. Love this winemaker. — 12 days ago

Carla, Peter and 13 others liked this