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Alvaro Palacios Aubaguetes 2016 750ml

Rated 97 - I love the floral, black-cherry and white-pepper notes on the nose of this very concentrated single-vineyard Priorat that has great,...
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Alvaro Palacios Camins Del Priorat 2017 750ml

Rated 91 - Effusive sour-cherry and floral nose that pulls you into the orbit of this remarkably charming and lively, medium-bodied Priorat red...
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Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofi 2016 375ml

Rated 95 - A deep and complex Priorat red, with intense blueberry and pomegranate character, but also with a certain lightness of touch. This has...
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Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofi 2016 750ml

Rated 95-97 - I also previewed the 2016 Finca Dofí, which has vibrant acidity and more freshness than the 2015. It's a wine that really stands out...
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Alvaro Palacios Gratallops 2016 750ml

Rated 92-94 - All wines from 2016 have noticeably and analytically higher acidity than the same wines from 2015, and the unbottled "vi de vila"...
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Alvaro Palacios Les Terrasses 2016 750ml

Rated 92-94 - The still unbottled sample of the Garnacha and Cariñena blend 2016 Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes has vibrant acidity in a warm year...
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Conreria D'scala Dei Priorat Black Slate Escaladei 2016 750ml

Rated 92 - The red produced in conjunction with their US importer, the 2016 Black Slate Escaladei is a blend of Garnacha with 20% Syrah from the...
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Conreria D'scala Dei Priorat Black Slate Gratallops 2015 750ml

Rated 91 - There are two custom cuvées from La Conreria d'Scala Dei that were produced for American importer Eric Solomon, one white and one red....
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Conreria D'scala Dei Priorat Blanc Black Slate La Morera 2015 750ml

Rated 91 - The custom cuvée for American importer Eric Solomon, the 2015 Black Slate La Morera is a blend of Garnacha Blanca with 5% Pedro Ximenez...
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Marco Abella Priorat Loidana 2015 750ml

Rated 90 - The entry-level red is the 2015 Loidana. It's a blend of 60% Garnacha, 30% Cariñena and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in stainless...
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Mas Doix Costers De Vinyes Velles 2013 750ml

Rated 95+ - The wine that used to be the top of the range until the old-vine, single-vineyard Cariñena was released is the 2013 Doix Costers de...
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Mas Doix Les Crestes 2016 750ml

Rated 92 - Grapes from younger vines are used for the 2016 Les Crestes, which is also released earlier. It's a blend of Garnacha with 20% Cariñena...
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Mas Doix Priorat Salanques 2014 750ml

Rated 98 - Intense, mineral nose with vivacious black cherry, wild thyme and black pepper. Dense, concentrated, lively, fruity palate of black...
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Mas Doix Priorat Salanques 2015 750ml

Rated 92+ - A similar blend of 65% Garnacha, 25% Cariñena and 10% Syrah resulted in a 2015 Salanques with higher ripeness and notably lower...
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Mas La Mola La Vinyeta Vella 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - The single vineyard 2010 La Vinyeta is pure Cariñena from a coster, a slope vineyard planted in the village of La Vilella Alta in 1945...
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Cataluna Priorat Spain

The beautiful Spanish wine region of Catalunya has a history of viticulture which stretches back for over a thousand years, and has been influenced by a wide range of people who moved through the region, and brought their wine making skills and expertise with them. The region itself is a sizeable one, covering an area of sixty thousand hectares, and within this space there resides over two hundred individual wineries, ranging from small, independent and traditional ones to the larger, mass production bodegas known around the world. The terroir of Catalunya is varied, and ranges from being dry and arid, to more lush and green in the wetter parts of the region which are closer to the coast. This variation in terroir results in a fantastic range of grape varietals being grown, and a wide range of wine styles are produced within Catalunya.




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.



Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.