Blind tasting of Priorat
Entered this wine in Dec 2012 in blind tasting of Priorat. Scored 93/100 and took first place. Entered it again Dec 2013 and it scored 93/100 and took first place. It's a great wine. We will see how it performed in 2014.
Big and alcoholic, but all in balance. Didn't taste like a cherry vanilla oak bomb like the few other Priorats that I've had
Bright with dark cherry and currant flavors full of spice. Been enjoying my 6 bottles. Hope it's offered again and I'm in for a case
by Ted Booth
I've finished the last bottle of this wine. It wasn't one I wanted to keep around for long. It was good but not necessarily to my taste. I especially like acidic and somewhat tannic wines. This wine was neither. But that doesn't mean others wouldn't like it just fine. Tons of ripe fruit and maybe to an extracted level. My wife loved it. I liked it.
Another wonderful wine from Val Llach.
Our first tasting was 2 years ago and revealed a young wine in need of some maturation. Now that we've had time to let this one cellar it has come to be a "go to" wine. We have wine I prefer to this but I have yet to serve this and not have everyone enjoy it. Brought a couple of bottles to the chef's table at Dante's (if you're ever in Cleveland don't miss it) and it was so good I should have brought a third.
A wonderful example of a great Priorat
My first Prioirat from this winery was the '05 Idus which I have been unable to get since then. This is a close second to that with a very smooth balance of flavors and complex nose as the evening goes on. Might consider decanting early but great straight out of the bottle. I"m glad I have 5 more bottles.
Not much on the whole superlatives thing, but I can say that this wine is excellent, dry, beautiful color, very nice oaky finish . . . drink it!
This wine gets better the longer it is open, even a day or two later.
This wine has a very floral bouquet and a nice, smooth finish. No better priorat for the money.
great wine/ great value
We enjoyed the wine ... strongly reommend it
When the title says Priorat- it delivers! And for small change compared with other Old World wines.
Not your usual Spanish wine
by Ted Booth
I did like this wine but it needs more acid for my palate. It also reminded me of an Oregon zin I had awhile back that I deemed too port-like. Still there was loads of fruit and I thought the finish was quite long.
A little too funky
Surprisingly funky on the nose with a meaty, gamy, fatty bouquet that isn't unpleasant. Intense, unctuous dark fruit on the palate that tastes very international in style but not poised or distinctive. Needs more bones in the pot with all that fat and fruit. Moderately long but somewhat messy finish, this is still trying to figure out what it's going to be.
A bit disappointed.
I had previously purchased a wine from Vall LLach, the 2005 Idus Priorat and liked very well. This one I wish I could send back to Wine Access since I bought a case and most was going for Christmas gifts. It is not good enough to give as a gift, bummer.
Brought a bottle to a dinner party, how embarassing to find upon opening that the wine had turned. Glad I only bought 2 bottles.