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|Drinking window: Drink between 2007 and 2013 (based on 2 user opinions)|
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| ||Tasted by Trolson on 9/7/2014 & rated 63 points: Not drinkable: past it's time. (114 views)|
| ||Tasted by SonomaCoaster on 9/21/2013 & rated 93 points: No formal notes taken, but very well-balanced fruit, tannins, acidity, and minerality. A totally awesome wine, plenty of life left! (132 views)|
| ||Tasted by CarpeVinoDiem on 11/7/2012 & rated 91 points: No notes taken.|
Decanted 1 hr.
Great deep '04 color.
Nice modern priorat big rich nose and palate taste of black cherry, some vanilla, fig, faint eucalyptus, cedar.
Excellent decent food tannins on the end.
Nice 60+ second finish length.
Bigger and likely more ageworthy than the always good Can Blau in Montsant.
Certainly a pretty big sweet nose aspect on this, nicely mirroring their dessert wine which I have already enjoyed by them.
Enjoy now or revisit in a few years.
By itself or with food.
Paired well with homemade pizza (as did the Sparkler with crab legs). (520 views)
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Spain 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.
PrioratAbout 100 kilometers from Barcelona, Priorat originated as a distinct recognized wine region in 1932, and was approved in 1954.