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2004 Alvaro Palacios Les Terrasses (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Alvaro Palacios   details
Appellation: Priorat - Catalunya - Spain (DO)
Type: red
Varietal: Garnacha - Cariñena - Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$24.99
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: November 21, 2010 , victor sohagi
"paella dinner with sherri and beatrix"
rated: February 10, 2007 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
93 points "2004 was a superb vintage in Priorat and the three entries from Alvaro Palacios are stunning. If I were a young wine enthusiast with limited discretionary income, I would surely buy a case of the 2004 Les Terrasses. It is a blend of 60% Carignan, 30% Grenache, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for one year in a combination of used French and American oak. It is opaque purple in color with a knockout nose of kirsch, blueberry, licorice and minerals. On the palate there are layers of sweet, ripe black fruits, a supple texture, and light, soft tannins to support several more years of bottle aging. This juicy effort will drink well for 6-8 years thereafter." Best 2010-2018
rated: March 17, 2007 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
93 points "It is a blend of 60% Carignan, 30% Grenache, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for one year in a combination of used French and American oak. It is opaque purple in color with a knockout nose of kirsch, blueberry, licorice and minerals. On the palate there are layers of sweet, ripe black fruits, a supple texture, and light, soft tannins to support several more years of bottle aging. This juicy effort will drink well for 6-8 years thereafter. -Jay Miller" Best 2007-2013
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