2018 Alvaro Palacios Camins Del PrioratBlend from Spain
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The grapes are destemmed and sofly crushed. Fermentation is in stainless steel, cement and large wooden vats. Remontages and punching down. 8 months in barrels and wooden vats....
- 94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 91 Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate
94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
A layered and very dense Priorat with crushed-raspberry and slate character, as well as black tea. Full body. Ripe yet tight tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Drink now or hold.
91 Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate
The regional red blend 2018 Camins del Priorat was produced with grapes from 101 plots from eight villages in Priorat and wants to represent the overall character of the zone. It's a blend of 35% Garnacha, 20% Cariñena, 20% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot that fermented in a combination of stainless steel and oak vats and matured in barrique and oak vats for four to six months. It's young and fruit-driven with some herbal hints from the French grapes, which were picked early, intermixed with licorice and fennel. It's nicely textured, happy and fresh, juicy, clean and with no noticeable oak. It has a modern and clean profile. The tannins are soft and round. It's like a more concentrated version of 2016 and 2014, both cool years. Easy to drink and very pleasant. 236,000 bottles produced.
The grapes are destemmed and sofly crushed. Fermentation is in stainless steel, cement and large wooden vats. Remontages and punching down. 8 months in barrels and wooden vats. - Distributor
94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
91 - Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Carignan / Carinena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah / Shiraz|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, licorice, anise, currant, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla and blueberry|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, violet, rose petal, oak, mushroom, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box and spice box|