Alvaro Palacios

Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes Priorat Grenache Blend

9.0505 ratings
9.077 pro ratings
Priorat, Catalunya, Spain
Grenache Blend
Beef, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pasta, Tomato-Based, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Venison
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Named the 2015 "Man of the Year" by Decanter Magazine , Alvaro Palacios is an important figure in the wine industry. A wine on the Top 100 Spectator list for 2013. Had a bottle left, tasting well. Sourced from old steep vineyards. Deep dark Ruby. Aromas of pronounced red fruits with the right balance of spices. On the palate flavors of cherry and raspberry with licorice and sweet spice. Long finish, great balance with generous acidity, elegant ending with a mineral character. Very Nice still has room to age

Named the 2015 "Man of the Year" by Decanter Magazine , Alvaro Palacios is an important figure in the wine industry. A wine on the Top 100 Spectator list for 2013. Had a bottle left, tasting well. Sourced from old steep vineyards. Deep dark Ruby. Aromas of pronounced red fruits with the right balance of spices. On the palate flavors of cherry and raspberry with licorice and sweet spice. Long finish, great balance with generous acidity, elegant ending with a mineral character. Very Nice still has room to age

Aug 21st, 2019
Edmond Bordelon

Perhaps a little early for a Priorat. Fruit very pronounced, but still has a dusty feel. The finish is a little abbreviated, which is why I think it could use some more time. Great with the Bobby Flay Louisiana Filet, though!

Perhaps a little early for a Priorat. Fruit very pronounced, but still has a dusty feel. The finish is a little abbreviated, which is why I think it could use some more time. Great with the Bobby Flay Louisiana Filet, though!

Jun 30th, 2018
Corey Zamora, CSW

Dark, deep wine.

Dark, deep wine.

3 people found it helpfulSep 1st, 2014
Gadi Karpel

89/100
Vintage 2014

89/100
Vintage 2014

1 person found it helpfulOct 7th, 2016
Alex Pitts

Cellar Master Scholium Project

9.0

So young on the palate. Good stuff

So young on the palate. Good stuff

1 person found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2014
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

8.9

Light in texture, immense flavours of bright cherry / dark raspberries. Mineral and slightly spicy. $36 / 92 pts.

Light in texture, immense flavours of bright cherry / dark raspberries. Mineral and slightly spicy. $36 / 92 pts.

1 person found it helpfulOct 5th, 2013
Corey Zamora, CSW

Big big wine but the alcohol is so overpowering.

Big big wine but the alcohol is so overpowering.

Aug 15th, 2016
Jake Perdie

Owner Beach & Vine Wines & Spirits

8.9

Excellante

Excellante

Mar 25th, 2016
Ben Spicer

Yum!!

Yum!!

Jan 23rd, 2016
Alex Alan

Wine Director Hotel Delmano

8.7

2013. Pretty clumsy when bottle first opened. However it was much better on day 2. Maybe it just needs some time to find itself?

2013. Pretty clumsy when bottle first opened. However it was much better on day 2. Maybe it just needs some time to find itself?

Dec 18th, 2015