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2016 Alvaro Palacios Priorat Les Aubaguetes

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2016 Alvaro Palacios Priorat Les Aubaguetes

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml


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Tasting Notes:

The second vintage of the newer wine in the portfolio, the 2016 Les Aubaguetes was also completing its élevage in oak foudre when I tasted it. The blend is slightly different from the 2015 and is composed of 78% Garnacha, 21% Cariñena and 1% Garnacha Blanca and Macabeo. This is juicier and rounder than the Dofi. It feels a lot better than the 2015, combining the Mediterranean character of Bellmunt with the coolness of the shadowed vineyard that, together with the acidity of the year, makes it stand out and feel like a big step over the initial year. The estimation is they could produce around 1,500 bottles.

Tasting Notes:

I love the floral, black-cherry and white-pepper notes on the nose of this very concentrated single-vineyard Priorat that has great, fine-grained, dry tannins and easily enough freshness to carry this enormous structure. Very long, vibrant mineral finish. Drink or hold.

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Alvaro Palacios Muro (Natural Alfaro, March 9, 1964 is a winemaker and producer of wine from the region Rioja Baja , Spain. He is the son of a large family , with traditional riojanos five generations of winemakers, Palacios Remondo. it has 9 brothers. he studied oenology at the University of Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France) under the tutelage of Jean Pierre Moueix , and a legend in the world of wines, Château Pétrus . Today it is one of the Spanish winemakers more recognized internationally. in this 2013 the magazine ' wine Espectator ' he elected its wine 'Alvaro Palacios Priorat Les Terrasses Vinyes Velles 2011 as one of the' Top 100 wines of the year '.