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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.

2013 Clos I Terrasses Priorat Clos Erasmus

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

WA  100   
VN  95   

2016 Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat

VN  91   
JS  91   
WA  90   
WS  90   

2019 Alvaro Palacios Priorat Les Terrasses

WS  93   
JS  93   
10 available
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2019 Alvaro Palacios Priorat Les Terrasses

WS  93   
JS  93   

1989 Clos Mogador

Light label condition issue

3 available
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2013 Clos Mogador

WA  98   
WS  93   
2 available
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2013 Clos Mogador

WA  98   
WS  93   
2 available
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2014 Terroir Al Limit Priorat Les Manyes

1.5ltr

Light label condition issue

WA  98   
2 available
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2003 Rotllan Torra Tirant

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

Lightly elevated cork; Light case condition issue

WA  96   

2012 Mas Igneus Barranc dels Closos

4 available
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2006 Celler Cal Pla Planots

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

Case condition issue

WA  95   

2018 Costers del Priorat Clos de Closos Blanco Vinyes Velles

8 available
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2016 Perinet Priorat

WS  93   
JS  91   
WE  91   

2016 Perinet Priorat 1194

Chipped wax stamp

JD  95   
WS  94   
VN  94   
JS  92   
WE  90   

2000 Joan Simo Priorat Les Eres Vinyes Velles

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

Case condition issue

RP  90   

1995 JM Fuentes Gran Clos Vinas Pizarra

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

Capsule condition issue; light label condition issue; Case condition issue

2006 Pasanau Germans Finca La Planeta

2016 Gratavinum 2 pi r

2016 Gratavinum 2 pi r

10 available
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2006 Sara y René Viticultors Priorato Tinto Gratallops Partida Bellvisos

1.5ltr

Light label condition issue

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
July, 2023
3 available
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2002 Clos Galena Galena Priorat

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

Case condition issue

2005 Lipscomb & Tobella Priorat Mosaic

Light label condition issue

2005 Onix Classic

6 available
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