This is classic Priorat from the opening gun. The nose is schisty on top, with molasses, spice, herb and stewed berry aromas below the surface. It’s a spunky, racy wine with flavors of tomato, red plum, hard spice, pepper and tobacco, and the finish feels good and shows no detectable faults. Drink now; 80% Garnacha and 20% Carignan.
This muscular red is still fresh, offering a dark core of blackberry and plum framed by espresso, toast and mineral notes, with chewy tannins and enough acidity for balance. Shows more power than grace, but possesses structure and harmony. Drink now through 2016. 245 cases made.-TM
On the nose, it displays a beautiful bouquet of blackberry and cassis with floral and mineral hints. It is complex on the palate with layered texture and a persistent finish.
Best served with game and hearty stews.