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 Vintage1993 Label 1 of 15 
TypeRed
ProducerAlvaro Palacios
VarietyRed Blend
DesignationFinca Dofí
Vineyardn/a
CountrySpain
RegionCatalunya
SubRegionn/a
AppellationPriorat

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2000 and 2014 (based on 1 user opinion)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Palacios Finca Dofi on the Wine Market Journal.

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Community Tasting Notes

 Tasted by avp on 4/5/2013: Actually called Clos Dofí still at this point.
Open and nuanced on the nose with dried fruits, figs, stonefruits and slight cranberry brightness. Chocolate, nougat, liquorice, tobacco, truffle and floral highlights.
Medium bodied palate with structured feel: bright acidity and silky tannins. Fruit is ripe and red - more delicate than on the nose. Red apple twist, strawberry liquorice, chocolate and slight truffle. Long and layered finish.
A beautiful wine with only 13,5% ABV. Very well balanced and just a joy to devour. Drinking beautifully now. Should hold but the tannins are fully resolved and the delicate fruit isn't getting any younger. I'd drink up. (1216 views)

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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, July/August 1999, IWC Issue #85
(Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofi Priorat) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, July/August 1999, IWC Issue #85
(Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofi Priorat) Subscribe to see review text.
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Red Blend

Red Blend is used for any combination of red grapes that does not fit into CellarTracker's preset blends (Red Bordeaux Blend, etc). Actual blend composition for a given wine should be entered under the per wine or per wine vintage wiki articles.

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.

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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