Empordà, Catalunya

La Gutina

Ambre Empordà Grenache 2017

Saló dels Vins Naturals. Nau Bostik.
— 13 days ago

Mas Doix

Costers de Vinyes Velles Priorat Red Blend 2013

My first try of this beauty from Priorat at £65 that should age into a dreamy creamy bootle of choc cherry & raspberry gateaux 😍 Like the Clos Mogador 13 it’s drinking great already 👍

📍 Mas Doix 2013

🏵 94 points w/ more potential 😉

🍇 65% Grenache, 25% Carignan & 10 % Syrah

🍷 Deep dark ruby w/ purple hue

👃 Dark cherry, plum & blackberry in soft smoked oak w/ herbs, spice & mineral rock

👄 Med body of creamy dark cherry & red plum w/ cocoa, cola, raspberry & black berry fruits

🎯 Long dark & red fruit balanced linger w/ a touch of cola, cocoa & dry mineral looming around
— 15 hours ago

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Can Bas

Monreal Red Blend 2014

Tasted yesterday at the Can Bas vineyard in Spain (actually Catalonia) & loved it! Bought a bottle & am drinking it with my wife in our hotel lounge along with Curat Moniberic cheeses and picos campers dry crackers while playing cards! It's a great ending to a great day! — 6 days ago

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Ray Vanderhoff

Ray Vanderhoff

Hope your trip is going well! The above does sound the perfect ending to a perfect day! Enjoy!

Clos Erasmus

Laurel Priorat Garnacha Blend 2016

It’s no secret that I love the wines of Priorat and those of Clos Erasmus are some of my favorites. The winemaking and grape selection are meticulous and Daphne Glorians’s attention to detail is reflected in this wine. This is classic Priorat with currants, raspberry, and wild herbs on the nose. The smooth tannins glide across the palate as the influence of black slate is evident. This wine is mostly Grenache with a bit of Cabernet and Syrah blended in. The 2016 is a young wine - approachable now - but should improve with age. Gorgeous wine! 2016 vintage on Feb 16, 2019 — 5 days ago

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Miguel Torres S.A.

Gran Coronas Mas La Plana Gran Reserva Penedès Red Blend

Mas la Plana is my favourite Cab from Spain 🇪🇸 grown in Penedès. Having had my last 05 last year which was superb I was keen to see if this 30 year old 89 @ €63 would still be alive & to my surprise it is 😁 I still prefer these with 7-12 years of age 😉

📍 Torres Mas la Plana 1989

🏵 89 points

🍇 Cabernet Sauvignon

🍷 Clear ruby with significant bricking at edge (⏩ see Instagram for pic of wine & cork)

👃 Sooty smoked charred oak embers through muted dark berry fruit w/ a musty damp cellar backbone, herbs, prune, leather, mushroom & truffle

👄 Med smooth body of earthy red berry, cherry & faint dark berry fruits w/ a dry mineral & ground mocha undertone

🎯 Med+ earthy dry mineral infused subtle dark & red berry/cherry linger & mocha tone
— 15 hours ago

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Mas Martinet

Clos Mogador La Vinya del Vuit Priorat 2013

A new find we grabbed at Clos Mogador in Priorat created by Sara Perez and Rene Barbier Jr. with another six friends, making it the "vineyard of the 8" & we visited this small plot 😍 Will benefit from 5-10 years ageing 😉 Very nicely made & balanced just young 👍

📍 Clos Mogador La Vinya del Vuit V8 2013 Priorat

🏵 93 points w/ potential for 95+

🍇 Carignan with a dollop of Grenache

🍷 Deep rich ruby

👃 Red & dark berry strawberry driven fruits in mineral, gravel, cocoa & coffee w/ a touch of violet & roses

👄 Med body of rich creamy strawberry & raspberry in mocha w/ a black berry tone

🎯 Med+ dry tannic yet still smooth linger of red & black berry fruits
— 9 days ago

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Gin Mare

Mediterranean Gin

Randy’s suggestion - had to have it with a little fevertree tonic. Olive & thyme botanicals. Smooth and good - almost makes my top 5. — 8 days ago

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Clos Mogador

Priorat Red Blend 2015

The 2015 Clos Mogador is a absolutely stunning release from this historic Priorat estate. Located in Gratallops, in the heart of the Priorat hills, René Barbier, one of the founders of the Priorat revolution, crafts an incredible blend of 40% Garnacha (lauched from 80 year old vines), 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 5% Morvedre, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. This immediately reveals seductive aromas of red cherry preserves, rose petals and roasted figs. On the palate this is ripe and intense, yields bright flavors of orange rind, red cherry and red raspberry with wild thyme and garrigue flavors. Intoxicating and beautifully structured, this beautiful wine will evolve gracefully for many years to come. Drink 2019-2040- 95 — 4 days ago

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Paul K

Paul K

Thanks! Great review. Looking for Priorat suggestion for our trip this fall.
Dr. Owen Bargreen

Dr. Owen Bargreen

@Paul E Koran Thanks so much. Beautiful new wine!

Clos Martinet

Priorat Grenache Blend 2005

Twas a peaceful day reading my emails when up pops 📬 @gabymeeetswine @vilaviniteca saying fine sir 👀 we have a rather delightful Priorat for your perusal @ €121 to which I said 🗣 Stick that fine beverage on back of ye olde Spanish bull pronto & stampede those fine juices to my way - Ole 🐂💨

📍 Clos Martinet 2005

🏵 96+ points - in a beautiful place now & should be drop dead gorgeous in 3-4 years 😉 Phwoor cone here bully bully bully 🐂 A proper nice Priorat 😍

🍇 Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot

🍷 Deep dark ruby

👃 A gorgeous chocolate cherry & raspberry gateaux in a glass w/ crushed mineral sprinkles, a soft oak base, soggy earth sauce & a blackcurrant compote on the side

👄 Med body of deluxe silky creamy oozy dark cherry, blackcurrant & raspberry w/ a chocolate chaser & fine light dry minerals

🎯 Long mineral infused creamy chocolate cake filled with cherry, raspberry & blackcurrant
— 15 days ago

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Antonis Zet.

Antonis Zet.

Oh no, not YOU again here!😜 Cheers Chris!

René Barbier i Sara Perez

Colección 75 Aniversario Vila Viniteca Garnacha Blend

When visiting Priorat (which I highly recommend doing btw 😍) you’ll hear a lot about the 5 founders who are featured on this special limited edition of only 1,050 bottles with grapes from Clos Mogador, Clos Martinet & Partida Bellvisos 🤩 A rare bottle @ €130 from @vilaviniteca 👍 ping @gabymeetswine if you want one as it’s nearly all gone 😁

📍 Sara Pérez & René Barbier 2007 Special 75th Anniversary Vila Viniteca

🏵 96-97 points & will still improve 😉 & yes I grabbed a 2nd to try in the future 😊

🍇 46% Grenache, 35% Carignan, 10% Syrah & 9% Cabernet Sauvignon

🍷 Rich deep opaque ruby

👃 Fresh clean cut cedar, soft mint & light menthol jump out through the earthy dark cherry, raspberry & blackberry as the smokey oak seeps through rock minerals w/ herbs, cocoa, blackcurrant & prune - a nostril tease w/ a nasal fondle 😍

👄 Med creamy silky body of cherry, raspberry & black berry/currant w/ cocoa, mineral, date & a touch of blueberry

🎯 Long touch mineral dry dark cherry/berry fruit controlled blast w/ a raspberry cocoa kick

🧀 Paired w/ aged Manchego & Iberian ham 🐷
— 21 days ago

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