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 Vintage2009(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2011 vintage.)
TypeRed
ProducerCellers Unió (web)
VarietyCarignan Blend
DesignationSainsbury's Taste The Difference Priorat
Vineyardn/a
CountrySpain
RegionCatalunya
SubRegionn/a
AppellationPriorat

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Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2020 (based on 1 user opinion)

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Community Tasting Notes (average 87 pts. and median of 87 pts. in 2 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Biggsy on 12/23/2013 & rated 87 points: Really spicy with a creamy dark chocolate and oven baked fruits character on the finish. Felt quite flat on the first day but was much better after 24hrs. Could have done with a bit more acidity. (406 views)
 Tasted by richardhod on 3/26/2013 & rated 87 points: Pretty decent, and if it were 5 years older, it would rate a lot higher too. Surprised by the own-brand. It's not complex complex but it's certainly a decent drink and way more than one-dimensional. Not really had Priorat before but I can see why people enjoy it. Crowd-pleasing style. (774 views)

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Vinos de España - Wines of Spain (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior) | Wikipedia

Spain is the third largest wine producing nation in the world, occupying the majority of the Iberian Peninsula with vast diversity in climate, culture, and of course, wine. From inky, dark reds of the [Priorat] to dry, white Finos from Andalusia, Spain can easily boast of elaborating a wide variety of notable styles. Within Spain there are currently 62 demarcated wine regions, of which a handful have gained international recognition: [Rioja], Priorat and [Ribera del Duero]. Yet these regions are only a small sample of the high quality wines Spain produces. Regions such as Cava, Penedes, Somontano, Galicia, Rueda and Jerez are only a few of the numerous regions worthy of exploration throughout Spain. Spain can also lay claim to having the most land under vine in the world, growing up to, by some accounts, 600 indigenous varietals of which Tempranillo is their most well known. Other popular varietals include [Garnacha], Bobal and Monastrell for reds and for whites; the infamous Palomino Fino grape which is used in the production of sherry wine, Pedro Ximenez in Montilla Morilles, Albarino used in the creation of the bright, effervescent wines of Galicia, and Verdejo in Rueda. - Source: - Catavino.net

Spain is not in the forefront of winemaking for its dessert wines, other than for its sweet wines from Sherry country including the highly revered Olorosos and Amontillados. But apart from Sherry Spain has a range of styles of dessert wines, ranging from the those made from the Pedro Ximenez grape primarily in Jerez and Montilla-Moriles) to luscious, red dessert wines made in the Mediterranean from the Garnacha (Grenache) grape. Some good Moscatels are made in Mallorca, Alicante and Navarre. The northwest corner of Spain, Galicia, with its bitter Atlantic climate, is even making dessert wines, called “Tostadillos” in the village of Ribadivia (similar to France’s “Vin de Paille”). The Canary Islands have made interesting dessert wines for centuries (they are mentioned by Shakespeare, for example) and in recent years the quality of winemaking has been improved and the Canary Islands wines are being better marketed now. The winemaking styles for “Vinos Dulces” are also diverse, from “Late Harvest” (Vendimia Tardía) to “Fortified Wines” (Fermentación Parcial). Based on in-spain.info.

Priorat

About 100 kilometers from Barcelona, Priorat originated as a distinct recognized wine region in 1932, and was approved in 1954.

 
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