-- popped and poured -- -- tasted non-blind over approx. 30 min. –
NOSE: very fruity with lots of peaty oak; some cherry licorice.
BODY: some medium-fine particulate matter present; dark garnet color of medium-deep depth; medium-full bodied.
TASTE: oaky; strong alcohol taste and sensation --- this is labeled at 14.5%, but it's probably closer to 40% abv --- hits like a shot of vodka, and tastes like a cheap blended whisky; low acid; not much tannin; this is one seriously one of the most disgusting non-flawed wines I've ever had: I might actually score this higher as a whisky than I do as a wine, if I were tasting blind; absolutely vile stuff. I feel like my score is too high on this one. Clearly past whatever peak it may have had.
Nose of raspberry, leather, camphor, with hints of tobacco. On the palate, still rich with red fruits, leather, tobacco, and hints of herbs. Still has a wonderful finish. Wish I had more, this will make very nice old bones.
we had a vast assortment of great dinner wines at the CT Texas offline from Janasse VV that I brought to pair with an assortment of Texas BBQed meats. The Priorat really held its own and provided more insight into how good Spanish wines can hold up with smoky meats. Lower ABV than many a Priorat but the blackberry and kirsch flavors along with some enjoyable greener notes of smoked drying tobacco leaf. Think Lucky Strike before its toasted a lot and rolled into filter less smokes. Some nice herbs de Provence and other peppery grilling spices. Creamy compared to Southern Rhone reds. Enjoyable finish.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.