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Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2018
SKU: 07254

Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2018

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Category Red Wine
Region Spain, Catalonia, Priorato
Brand Alvaro Palacios
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
The evolving seriousness of Terrasses eventually left room for a new wine, Camins del Priorat. Alvaro had never wanted to be known solely for expensive "trophy" wines, and with Camins, he found the opportunity to create something special. Drawing on his wealth of vineyard sources, Alvaro is aiming to produce a wine that is affordably priced, but which also stays true to his vision of Priorat-powerful but elegant, approachable but restrained. The wine is a blend of Garnacha, Carinyena (Carignan), Cabernet and Syrah.
Wine Advocate
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The regional red blend 2018 Camins del Priorat was produced with grapes from 101 plots from eight villages in Priorat and wants to represent the overall character of the zone. It's a blend of 35% Garnacha, 20% Cariñena, 20% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot that fermented in a combination of stainless steel and oak vats and matured in barrique and oak vats for four to six months. It's young and fruit-driven with some herbal hints from the French grapes, which were picked early, intermixed with licorice and fennel. It's nicely textured, happy and fresh, juicy, clean and with no noticeable oak. It has a modern and clean profile. The tannins are soft and round. It's like a more concentrated version of 2016 and 2014, both cool years. Easy to drink and very pleasant.

Luis Gutierrez, August 30, 2019
Wine Spectator
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Black cherry and blackberry flavors are ripe and juicy in this fruit-centered red. The texture is round, gentle and fresh, with light tannins and citrusy acidity. Garnacha, Samsó, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2028. 25,000 cases made.

Thomas Matthews, April 30, 2020