Priorat

    Weekly Interview: Aurelio Montes

    … career, and it is amazing to see what he has done with Rioja (where his family comes from), Priorat (where he set the standard for its current excellence), and Bierzo (whose terroir he is making well-known). How do you spend your days off? Although I have many professional responsibilities – being the Chairman of Montes Wines and the Chairman…

    12 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Wine Tastings for Portland: Friday, September 12, 2014

    … in the flight. The premium pour is what Robert Parker would call “hedonism at its finest.” Most wines from Priorat, made from old vine Garnacha, are just that and in recent years the prices have come down quite a bit. I remember just 10 years ago you couldn’t find a good Priorat for under $50. So goes the world post 2008. I think you’ll find…

    1 readers - By Portland Oregon Wine

    Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Priorat 2011, Spain

    …Nearly very good, but suffers from the same problem as many Priorats… Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Priorat 2011, Spain (£11 Sainsbury’s) I like the plump plummy berry notes here, and there’s also a fragrant herb-scented character breezing through the wine. However, some of the fruit seems to have been picked a bit late, so there’s a slightly shrivelled raisinny edge, and this, combined with some new oak, dries out some of the pleasure.…

    9 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

    2010 Mas Doix 1902 Centenary Carignan Priorat Let me let you...

    …2010 Mas Doix 1902 Centenary Carignan Priorat Let me let you guys in on a little secret. This is some special stuff made from 100% Carignan grapes planted in 1902. Crazy cool, right? It’s delicious. Smoky fruit, blackberries, and cherries. Serrano ham, earth, and horse leather with dark spices and wood notes. This is a “wake-up wine” with great acidity. Really solid! 4/5 bones $$$$$ Carignan 14% abv Priorat, SPAIN…

    5 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    2012 Portal del Priorat Gotes Feeling a little predatory with...

    … 2012 Portal del Priorat Gotes Feeling a little predatory with this Priorat! Tons of red and black cherries. Fruit leather, real leather, and oak notes on the nose. Baked strawberries and cherries on the palate with hints of diced, roasted almonds. A bit simple.  3/5 bones $$ Grenache, Carignan 14.5% abv Priorat, SPAIN …

    2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    Wine Review: Salanques 2009 Mas Doix - Priorat

    … the "orphaned" RAW files for images of the Salanques Mas Doix. Success! My review may be several months late, but this is a wine worthy finding. Note: I like the look of the label. Very cool and presents well. This is my first exposure to Priorat wines. Priorat is a Catalan Denominació d'Origen Qualificada (DOQ) in Catalan for wines produced in the Priorat…

    12 readers - By Wild 4 Washington Wine