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About Vall Llach
From the small Priorat village of Porrera, owners Lluis Llach and Enric Costa specialize in old vine Grenache and Carignan. Their velvety-rich wines are strikingly concentrated and loaded with sweet, spicy berry fruit, with normally suave tannins...
91(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2005
($60; a blend of 40% carinena, 25% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot, 10% garnacha and 5% syrah) Ruby-red. Explosively ripe aromas of plum, currant, spicecake, cedar, minerals and violet. Sweet, lush and pliant on entry, then tighter and penetrating in the middle and firmly tannic on the back. There's creamy black fruit flavor and very good volume here but the wine is distinctly clenched today owing to its strong acidity. I'd lay this down for a couple of years. . (Fine Estates From Spain, Dedham, MA)