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2007 Genium Celler Priorat (750ml)
Producer: Genium Celler geniumceller.com
Appellation: Priorat - Catalunya - Spain (DO)
Type: red
Varietal: Garnacha - CariƱena - Merlot - Syrah
Maturity: Hold
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$40.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: July 14, 2012 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
94 points "The 2007 Genium Costers vi de Guarda is composed of 50% Carinena, 30% Garnacha, with the balance Merlot and Syrah. It was aged in 100% new French oak for 14 months before bottling without filtration. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it offers up an already complex bouquet of pain grille, liquid mineral, Asian spices, incense, plum, and black cherry. Full-bodied, opulent, layered, and loaded, this large-scaled offering manages to remain light on its feet while displaying an exceptionally lengthy finish. Give it 4-5 years and drink it from 2015 to 2027. Genium Celler began in 2002 when six families from the Priorat village of Poboleda joined forces. 94+pts. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 91pts --(50% carinena, 30% garnacha and 10% each of merlot and syrah) Opaque ruby. Pungent dark berries and spicecake on the nose, with complicating notes of dried rose and cola. Fleshy and smooth, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry compote flavors and an absence of rough edges. Already appealing but this is balanced to age. The finish is sweet, precise and very long. Reviewed Sep/Oct 10" Best 2015-2027