2018 Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat
It is safe to say that there would be no Priorat without Alvaro Palacios. Along with Rene Barbier, Carles Pastrana, and Daphne Glorian, Palacios helped to rediscover and rehabilitate the forgotten of Priorat in Southern Catalonia, making the wines of the region some of the most sought after in all of Spain. The Camins del Priorat is a fresher style, focusing more on red fruits and a fresh, spicy, licorice finish.
35% Garnacha, 20% Cariñena, 20% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
"A layered and very dense Priorat with crushed-raspberry and slate character, as well as black tea. Full body. Ripe yet tight tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Drink now or hold. 94 pts" -- James Suckling