I kept my hands off this vintage as long as I could, but I got curious and just had to try it. I love all of Aonair’s wines. I’ve had plenty of the ‘14, but I think this surpasses it. At pop and pour, I was shocked at how dark and purple this was and then shocked again when the main note I got on the nose was candied bacon and fresh squeezed blackberries. Based on color and smell, I would have blind guessed Syrah. The Grenache came through on this when it hit the palate. Front and midpalate were very crisp and elegant. Lots of berry flavors alongside smoked cedar and savory spices. The finish warrants decanting this for at least an hour...still pretty tight, but is killer after some air. Peppercorn, soy sauce, rhubarb. Great Grenache! @Martin G Rivard , if you’ve opened the one I sent you, I hope you gave it some air and more importantly, I hope you enjoyed it! — 4 days ago
Vertigo red blend (Carignan, grenache, Syrah). 2016 - côtes du roussillon. Nose of cherry, garrigue, olive, red and black berries. Very intense and fruity. The palate is likewise, with lots of yummy red fruits and some acidity. Not so long a finish but who cares? Apéro wine at its best — 2 days ago
Dec 5, 2017. Tucson. Medium bodied red with interesting fruit and smoke. Not the best Priorat I've had but enjoyable. Nice with chocolate. 😁 — 3 days ago
Very good for a young Priorat! Blend of Garnacha, Carignan and Syrah. Aromas and flavors of red fruits, mineral and subtle floral notes. Hint of vanilla. Fresh wine with a long finish. A bit of a lavender on the aftertaste. Good potential after more bottle age. — 10 days ago
My last Wednesday Wine Committee to attend this year. Quite the lesson in Spanish wines! As always, all wines are tasted blind.
The color on this was inky. Mainly purple and black. I kept wanting to go west coast zin or Malbec, but it only met some of those characteristics. Small spice. The finish wasn’t jammy in any way. — 5 days ago
Very good. Older is better (2008 vs 2012). Spices, darl red fruits, floral and mineral nose. Light tanins, light acidity, bold red fruits. very good for the prixe — a day ago