2008 Mas Doix Priorat Costers De Vinya VellesBlend from Spain
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"Doix estate vineyards are situated at a height of 350/500 meters above sea level on hillsides of pronounced slopes, with the characteristic slate soil called "licorella". The ...
- 95 Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95 Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2008 DOIX Costers Vinyes Velles reveals a deep purple color with outstanding aromatic complexity. Notes of liquid minerality, licorice, lavender, Asian spices, and black cherry lead to a supple, savory effort loaded with spice and personality. There is a nicely concealed structure that will allow the wine to evolve for several years although it is approachable now. It will be best from 2013 to 2028. "
"Mas Doix has a story quite common in Priorat in which professional people living in the big cities return to reclaim the family heritage (and are having more fun than they ever did before). Mas Doix’s flagship cuvee is named DOIX Costers Vinyes Velles with an annual production of only 4-7,000 bottles. It is typically a blend of old-vine Garnacha and Carinena (80-108 years of age) with the proportions varying slightly from year to year. The wine is aged in 100% new French oak for 14-18 months."
"Doix estate vineyards are situated at a height of 350/500 meters above sea level on hillsides of pronounced slopes, with the characteristic slate soil called "licorella". The grapes come from vines between 80 and 105 years old, with a small but exceptional average production of 400 gr per vine." -Winery
95 - Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Carignan / Carinena, Grenache / Garnacha|
|Taste||cherry, strawberry, raspberry, licorice, anise, black currant, blackberry, dust and leather|
|Nose||violet, rose petal, oak, smoke, mushroom, vanilla, toast, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit|