Red

2012 Bodegas Mas Alta Priorat Black Slate La Vilella Alta

Grenache Blend

  • Spain
  • Catalunya
  • Priorat
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • 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.

  • Lothar Durktle Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 2, 2016 - See previous note dated 7.28.14. In the interim, the tannins have mellowed, and the blend has an even better balance than before. This wine is like a silk robe with velvet slippers. Wish I'd gotten a case of this vintage, but grateful to have one more bottle on the rack.

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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 100 (28%)
  • Consumed 253 (72%)

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