Followed over 3 days. First day was more primary yet delicious flavors of vanilla, strawberry and dusty ripe cherries. Good balance of acidity and just enough tannins to give off some dryness in the end but mostly all integrated. Day 2 was a bit harsher an awkward as it lost all the vanilla and fruit notes and did not transform into anything interesting. By day 3, the wine developed a nice profile of tobacco with earthy/spicy notes with a faint hint of red cherries.
Interesting to follow this wine and the oak influence from sweet vanilla initially to rustic tobacco. Drink now if you want more of the sweet red fruit and vanilla notes. Drink in ~3-5 years w/ a short decant to enjoy it more as an old-world wine. At under $30 for a Priorat, great QPR and a huge step up from the "black slate" production.
Lovely complicated nose of animal funk, cedar, acetone, oil, blackened berries, light pepper and forest hues. On the palate woody notes and bright mouthwatering red fruits, subtle cocoa and spices. Full in the mouth blending with dancing tannin. Finishes with meats and long lingering elegant tannin, warm wood and fruits. PJG: 91
Aroma: licorice, char, dark fruit Palate: tannic, prune/plum/rhubarb/cherry, primary taste is not fruit. Leather, tobacco, smooth and delicious 14% alcohol. The best inexpensive ($26.00) priorat I've tasted.
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