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Cataluña is the northeastern corner of Spain just under France. Its most famous city is Barcelona, which suggests a lot about the open-minded, entrepreneurial attitude toward winemaking in this region. Cataluña, or Catalunya as it is known in the local Catalan language, doesn’t think of itself as particularly Spanish, and its winemaking traditions are a mix Spanish and French. Of the ten appellations in Cataluña the most famous are Priorat, Penedès and Tarragona. Penedès is the largest and most productive of the appellations since it is home to Spain’s most important Cava producers, namely Freixenet and Codorníu. Cava was first made in Penedès in the late 19th century using Spanish grape varietals to making sparkling wines in the French manner. Cataluña is also known for intensely flavored, dark red wines from Priorat and other appellations. The primary red grapes are Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta and Cabernet Sauvignon. Cava is made from the indigenous white grapes Xarel-lo, Parellada and Macabeo.

2004 Clos Mogador

WA  96+    
VN  94   
WS  92   

2004 Clos Mogador

Light capsule condition issue

WA  96+    
VN  94   
WS  92   

2004 Clos Mogador Manyetes

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WA  93   
VN  91   

1976 Miguel Torres Gran Coronas Black Label Reserva

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; 4.5 cm ullage; heavy label condition issue; tissue stained bottle

1976 Miguel Torres Gran Coronas Black Label Reserva

Light capsule condition issue; 5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

1990 Miguel Torres Gran Coronas Mas la Plana Black Label Gran Reserva

4 cm ullage; light label condition issue

2 available
Bid *

2000 Mas Doix Costers de Vinyes Velles Priorat

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; base neck fill; light label condition issue

ST  92   

2005 Mas Doix Costers de Vinyes Velles Priorat

Light label condition issue

WA  98   
WS  95   
VN  92   

2004 Mas Doix Salanques

WA  94   
VN  91   

2005 Mas Doix Salanques

WA  93   

2020 Mas Martinet Cami Pesseroles

2012 Mas Martinet Clos Martinet Priorat

WA  95   
VN  93   
WS  91   
JR  17.5   

2007 Espectacle Montsant

Light label condition issue

WA  98   
JR  17   
2 available
Bid *

2020 Espectacle Montsant

Lightly elevated cork

WA  97   
JS  92   

2009 Venus La Universal Montsant Caranyana Els Crossos

1.5ltr

6 available
Bid *

2002 Vall Llach Embruix

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

2 available
Bid *

2001 Rotllan Torra Tirant

Elevated cork

RP  96-98   
ST  91+    
2 available
Bid *

2004 Celler Cal Pla Planots

WA  97   
WS  91   

2005 Celler Cal Pla Priorat Mas d'en Compte

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

WA  94   

2006 Familia Nin-Ortiz Nit de Nin

WA  94   
VN  93   
4 available
Bid *

2014 Familia Nin-Ortiz Priorat Nit de Nin Mas d'en Cacador

WA  97+    
JR  17+    
3 available
Bid *

2008 Ferrer Bobet Priorat Vinyes Velles

Light label condition issue

WA  96   
WS  91   

2005 Merum Osmin Priorati

WA  93   
VN  91+    
3 available
Bid *

2004 Vinyes Mas Romani Priorat La Basseta

WA  96   
VN  94   

2006 Sara y René Viticultors Priorato Tinto Gratallops Partida Bellvisos