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2001 Costers del Siurana Dolc de L'Obac, 500ml

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August 27, 2023 - $46



95Stephen Tanzer

Aromas of roasted plum, currant, tobacco and chocolate...sweet, highly concentrated and penetrating, with strong acids buffering the wine's considerable sweetness. Very lively in the mouth; I'm tempted to describe this elixir as elegant. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and only modest sweetness.

92Wine Enthusiast

Sassy and forward, with ripe aromas and exotic flavors... Expressive and rich, with cherry cough drop, dark chocolate and raisin flavors.


Spain, Cataluna, Priorato

Priorat in southern Catalonia is one of Spain’s newer regions for quality wines. With only about 2,500 vineyard acres, it is not one of Spain’s larger appellations, and its rocky mountains and hillsides make for challenging vineyard management. But grapes have been grown here in the rich, volcanic soil since at least the Middle Ages, when Carthusian monks planted vineyards. Bulk wines were the main focus here until the late 1970s, when pioneering Spanish winemakers Alvaro Palacios and René Barbier replanted vineyards and vastly improved winemaking in the region. Clos Mogador, Clos Erasmus and Finca Dofi were some of the now much-admired wineries started in the later decades of the 20th century. By the 1990s many innovative, quality-focused wineries were started in Priorat, making it one of the hottest winemaking regions in Spain. Priorat was made a DO in 1954 but upgraded to the prestigious Demoninación de Origen Calificada, or DOCa, in 2000. (In Catalan, the regional language, the appellation abbreviation is DOQ.) Full-flavored, full-bodied wines with relatively high alcohol content are characteristic of Priorat, with Garnacha (Grenache) and Carinena (Carignan) being the traditional grapes.