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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Priorat - inky and deep

We opened a bottle of 2006 Priorat DOC, The Terraces from Alvaro Palacios, based in Gratallops, Catalan with great anticipation. It was deep, inky and rich on the eye and nose. It had fruit heavy aromas, a lick of oak and a heavy base that has an alcoholic reducted edge. We both tasted it and there was a 'ummmm' hanging in the air, complex dark fruit with a fresh finish, acidity cleaning the mouth and leaving a dead heavy fruit deposited - fresh yet rich. Long lasting and ever changing. This Catalan wine was slightly chunky to start but soon streamlined and became silky and mouth coating.
Scored it at 91, I liked it but at a price of over £22 is it good value........?