Red

2012 Bodegas Mas Alta Priorat Black Slate La Vilella Alta

Grenache Blend

  • Spain
  • Catalunya
  • Priorat
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Community Tasting Notes 24

  • Kentw Likes this wine: 89 points

    August 17, 2019 - Ok on day one but better on day 2. Full body with sharp edges on day one. Day two fruit was more balanced softer and smoother. Rate 88 day one and 90 on day 2 with 89 overall. Suggest long decant.

  • studleytrey wrote: 83 points

    April 3, 2019 - Medium purplish ruby in color. Aromas of earthy funk, soil, blue and black fruits, violets, vanilla, and chalk or crushed rocks. Light to medium body, medium acid and finish, a bit of alcohol spike (I'm surprised this is only 14.5% according to the label), and flavors of blue and black fruits, notable minerality, and yeah, alcohol, which is a bit detracting here. This worked well with our stacked slow cooker enchiladas, but its flaws are showing through a bit more post meal.

  • Ed85 Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 23, 2018 - See previous notes. Drink soon.

  • SnowMeadow Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 29, 2017 - By far the best of a half case. Just lovely tonight. Still has generous fruit and nice minerality, but the integration and polish has gone way up. Drinking beautifully now and an outstanding value at this age.

  • Ed85 Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 18, 2017 - inky purple, full body, mild aroma of funk fading to cassis and blackberry, taste of dark fruit with a touch of sweet in the middle, oak, and rocky earth, superb minerality with chassis on the medium long finish. Wow! - has this aged into a qpr beyond belief.

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  • Report 42: Wines of Catalonia, 5/10/2014 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas Mas Alta
  • Varietal Grenache Blend
  • Designation Black Slate
  • Vineyard La Vilella Alta
  • Country Spain
  • Region Catalunya
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Priorat
  • UPC Codes 4436138871230, 8436530871230, 8638330871230

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 98 (28%)
  • Consumed 257 (72%)

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