Alvaro Palacios

Finca Dofí Priorat Garnacha Blend

9.2436 ratings
9.299 pro ratings
Priorat, Catalunya, Spain
Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Paella
Top Notes For
Matt

Brightly fruited, firm tannin, moving towards tertiary with plenty of life left in the fruit. Roasted red plum, roasted black cherry, almost red currants. Hot earth, smoke, Ceylon, dried flowers, leather, juniper, creosote, white pepper. VA is elevated but works nicely for me, lift and almost tightens up the palate somewhat. Almost every 2014 Priorat I’ve had has been awesome and bright, distinctive minerality in spades

Brightly fruited, firm tannin, moving towards tertiary with plenty of life left in the fruit. Roasted red plum, roasted black cherry, almost red currants. Hot earth, smoke, Ceylon, dried flowers, leather, juniper, creosote, white pepper. VA is elevated but works nicely for me, lift and almost tightens up the palate somewhat. Almost every 2014 Priorat I’ve had has been awesome and bright, distinctive minerality in spades

Mar 26th, 2022
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

9.3

From MAG

From MAG

Mar 1st, 2022
Josh Morgenthau

Candied red fruit. So pretty. Long, smokey, stoney. Spicy licorice, tobacco. Biting spice. Sweet fruit on the palate. Massive, and transparent.

Candied red fruit. So pretty. Long, smokey, stoney. Spicy licorice, tobacco. Biting spice. Sweet fruit on the palate. Massive, and transparent.

Jul 26th, 2021
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9.6

Full ruby-red. Mineral-accented red and dark berry preserve, incense and exotic spice aromas are complemented by suggestions of licorice and candied violet. Seamless and penetrating on the palate, showing superb clarity to sweet, mineral-inflected black raspberry, cherry cola, spicecake and violet pastille flavors. The mineral quality echoes emphatically on the youthfully tannic, impressively long finish, which shows outstanding energy and floral lift. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2021)

Full ruby-red. Mineral-accented red and dark berry preserve, incense and exotic spice aromas are complemented by suggestions of licorice and candied violet. Seamless and penetrating on the palate, showing superb clarity to sweet, mineral-inflected black raspberry, cherry cola, spicecake and violet pastille flavors. The mineral quality echoes emphatically on the youthfully tannic, impressively long finish, which shows outstanding energy and floral lift. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2021)

Mar 19th, 2021
Hermes Cuello

Corked

Corked

Nov 27th, 2020
Mike R
9.4

Wine Nerd Herd and Friday lunch

Wine Nerd Herd and Friday lunch

May 25th, 2019
Bill Bender

Another bruiser. From @Aaron Hamrock definitely a with food wine.

Another bruiser. From @Aaron Hamrock definitely a with food wine.

May 17th, 2019
Justin Bothur

Warm and dusty but almost imbalanced towards hot.

Warm and dusty but almost imbalanced towards hot.

Jul 28th, 2018
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

8.8

Tasty now; score reflects current drinking, not potential. So much better with a lighter hand in the cellar: strawberry, red currants, roses, anise

Tasty now; score reflects current drinking, not potential. So much better with a lighter hand in the cellar: strawberry, red currants, roses, anise

Apr 25th, 2018
Sondra Bernstein

Owner of the girl & the fig, the fig cafe & winebar, Author of Plats du Jours, the girl & the fig's Journey through the Seasons in Wine Country and the girl & the fig Cookbook

9.4

Dry, gentle tannins, violet spice, sour fruit - med body

Dry, gentle tannins, violet spice, sour fruit - med body

Mar 23rd, 2018