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Alvaro Palacios Les Terrasses 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - Graceful and harmonious, this red shows good depth, balancing juicy cherry and berry flavors with notes of vanilla, mountain herb and...
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Ferrer Bobet Priorat Seleccio Especial 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - The special selection, which is also produced with old vines like the current release, the 2011 Selecció Especial is pure Cariñena...
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Marco Abella Priorat Clos Abella 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - (50% carinena, 39% garnacha and 11% cabernet sauvignon; aged for two years in French oak): Saturated ruby. Heady aromas of cherry,...
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Mas Doix Costers De Vinyes Velles 2010 750ml

Rated 95 - The 2010 Costers de Vinas Viejas is a blend of 55% Garnacha and the rest Carinena from vineyards planted in 1902 on slate slopes. The...
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Mas Doix Les Crestes 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - (aged in used French oak barrels for ten months): Youthful purple. Potent, mineral-accented dark berry and violet scents, with...
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Mas Romani (Mas Alta) La Basseta 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2011 La Basseta is a blend of 20-year-old Garnacha and Carinena and feels much darker and deeper than its young sibling, with...

750ml Priorat

Priorat has an especially long history of wine making since at least the 12th century. Its poor, stony soil underlaid by slate and quartz planted with very old vines gives its established vineyards incredibly low yields of only 0.3 tons/acre. Perhaps because of the unbelievable concentration of their fruit, Priorat vineyards produce world class wines from the usually ordinary Grenacha and Carignan grapes. Surprisingly, these varietals -- elsewhere popular for rosis and light character reds -- engender big sturdy red wines with smooth, plentiful tannins, perfect for long bottle aging. The most recent trend amends local tradition by adding the French varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah to newer vineyards; and also by aging new wines in new French rather than the more usual American barrels. The resulting wines have been described as richly concentrated but well-balanced, with strong tannins and high alcohol - both powerful and graceful. Priorat has also begun to offer some new dry whites and rosis (rosados) in the fresher international style.