Priorat, Catalunya

Buil & Giné

Giné Giné Priorat Garnacha Blend 2017

ESF
9.0

Decent Priorato - really looking for more of that schisty slate minerality, but it delivers on drinkability. Red & black fruited nose, some smoke & peppery, a bit feisty - palate is smooth & sumptuous, medium + body, smooth tannins w/decent structure. Loads of fruit & spice on palate, balanced w/some length on finish. For a ‘17 - only mi or bricking on edge, still youthful — 13 days ago

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Celler Vall Llach

Embruix Priorat Grenache Blend 2019

JFP
9.4

Excellent wine with steak tartare. A bit dry but very flavorful — 17 days ago

Clos Erasmus

Laurel Priorat Garnacha Blend

A mild Grenache to me. Approachable and modest. Missing the kick I often experience with that grape but it also made it more mild than I would have liked. Fragrant and balanced. — 17 days ago

Jose, "Odedi" and 11 others liked this

Cellers de Scala Dei

Cartoixa Priorat Red Blend 2017

Blend of mostly Garnatxa and Carinena, aged in American oak, deep Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits, spice and oak. On the palate flavors of blackberry, currants and raspberry with vanilla, smoky cedar and licorice. Fine chewy tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit, oak, sweet spice and earthy mineral character. Nice! — a month ago

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Clos Erasmus

Priorat Grenache Blend 2004

This was a 100pt RP wine. This was incredible. Bouquet. On the nose of wildflowers and aged cherries. Medium to full body and dry. Pencil lead and granite with black currants and wild mushrooms. Long finish. As close to perfection as you can get  — a month ago

Paul, Shay and 8 others liked this

Alvaro Palacios

Finca Dofí Priorat Garnacha Blend 2015

Tasted blind & I whiffed on all my guesses- because I had forgotten lithe, elegant, Burgundy like sappiness CAN come from Priorat, & especially this producer, Palacios. I adore their cheaper bottlings too, for very much the same reasons. With air it’s rose petals & ripe cherries for days on the nose, & a perfectly balanced palate of ripe dark cherries, but also some gaminess which made me think Northern Rhone at first. A real treat, especially for Spanish nay-sayers — 25 days ago

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Owen Mazon

Owen Mazon

Elegant and focused with ripe cherries and rose petals.
9.3

Mas Doix

Doix Costers de Vinyes Velles Priorat Carignan - Grenache Blend 2008

Mid to dark Ruby in colour. Black and Red fruits - aromatics of blackberry, note of raspberry, earthy and sandy notes. A medium to full bodied palate - rich and enduring. Costers de Vinyes Vielles comes from the company’s oldest vines. A blend of 110 year old Carinena (55%) and 90 year old Garnacha (45%). Aged for 16 months in French oak. One of the 1001 Wines. 14.5% ABV. Love Priorat wines after our visit in 2022. — a month ago

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David T

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Certainly a better region than the attention it gets/deserves on the world stage.
Bob McDonald

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@David T Agreed. I would like to see other Spanish districts like Rioja and Galicia. Also into Portugal.

Clos Martinet

Priorat Grenache Blend 2019

Not really my kind of wine, but I can certainly appreciate the complexity and elegance here. The only caveat is that it does smack you in the face with reductive, gassy aromas at this stage. It redeems itself on the palate with sweet, concentrated dark fruit flavours, and heaps of spicy and earthy notes. Medium bodied with dusty tannins. Finishes long, earthy, and somewhat juicy, with a hint of oak. First encounter with this winery and will certainly keep an eye out for their wines in the future. — 2 months ago

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I appreciate your honest description