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Community Tasting Notes (8) Avg Score: 87.6 points

  • Robe de couleur grenat foncé ... Nez sur les fruits et la chaume ... Papilles sur les mêmes thèmes et finale intéressante ...

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  • A powerful Montsant wine made Sara Pérez (Mas Martinet/Priorat) and René Barbier junior (Clos Mogador/Priorat), the oenological dream couple of Catalonia. Varietal composition: 75 % Garnatxa (60-year-old vines), 10 % Syrah, 8 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 7 % Merlot. 60 percent of the wine spent nine months in French barriques, the rest was aged in tank. Decanted: two hours prior to tasting. Intense dark red color with some violet shades and a complex bouquet of blackberries, leather, cassis and a hint of oregano. The full-bodied palate shows concentrated berry and plum fruit, but the tannins are still quite dominant at present. Good length with a slight balsamic touch. Will likely improve over the next couple of years.

    Een krachtige Montsant-wijn, gemaakt door Sara Pérez (Mas Martinet/Priorat) en René Barbier junior (Clos Mogador/Priorat), het oenologisch droomkoppel van Catalonië. Samenstelling: 75 % Garnatxa (60 jaar oude stokken), 10 % Syrah, 8 % Cabernet Sauvignon en 7 % Merlot. 60 procent van de wijn verbleef negen maanden in Franse barriques, de rest rijpte in tank. Gedecanteerd: twee uur vóór consumptie. Intense, donkerrode kleur met wat schakeringen van violet en een complex bouquet van bramen, leder, cassis en een vleugje oregano. Een volmondige wijn met geconcentreerd bessen- en pruimenfruit, maar de tannines zijn op dit moment nog vrij dominant. Degelijke afdronk met een lichte balsamische toets. Zal allicht toegankelijker worden met nog enkele jaren kelderrust.

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  • I ordered this at Oaxen slipen out of good recollection from 19glas the other month, and it still feels like very good fruit, but for some reason (maybe the pairing is less rich) it now feels more forward, rich and sweet, but still with structure. Like a well made zinfandel from someone who uses less oak than normal. Maybe it was served to warm?

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  • Garnatxa, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Merlot are an unusual trio and we very rarely find them planted on granite. The resulting wine takes a little getting used to and some time in the decanter too. The nose has aromas of olives, cherry stones, herbs, white almonds and granite but with aeration these are complemented by fresh blackcurrants and garrigue; on the palate the wine is quite tannic, well-extracted but foursquare and on the tough side; good length. I am not a big fan of the style but a well-made wine. (88) Much more attractive on the second day, has come together beautifully, a wonderfully wild character but with considerable charm. (90).

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  • Une de mes rares bouteilles Espagnoles.
    Au nez, le fruit rouge domine (cerise). Je perçois aussi des notes de bois & une fraîcheur qui apporte un peu de droiture. Avec le temps, une touche animale se développe.
    En bouche, la masse tannique est imporante mais pas désagérable. Le fruit est toujours très présent. L'ensemble est somme toute harmonieux & le vin montre un bel équilibre. C'est assez ample & robuste.
    Produit très agréable. Un vin somme toute assez costaud mais digeste.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2012, IWC Issue #164, (See more on Vinous...)

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