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Saturday, September 13, 2008

2005 Vall LLach Embruix de Vall LLach

I truly haven't tasted a wine of this caliber in quite some time and I'm completely floored that it has come from the Priorat. I'm truly convinced that the hype is no longer just that, but that the amazing quality speaks volumes for itself in Spain. This wine is a blend of 38% Garnacha, 26% Carinena, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, and 6% Merlot.

The wine is very dark and beautiful in color and offers up a generous bouquet of creme de cassis, licorice, gobs of ripe blackberry, bramble berry, and soft hints of oak and vanilla. On the palate this wine is extremely rich but has a silk-like creamy texture. Loads of seamless fruit with beautiful purity and flavor nuances of ripe cassis, melted black licorice, and rich blackberry cream. A sexy and seductive wine with such purity and length. Wowo! Truly one of the best wine I've tasted in quite some time. 96+ points and I'm being ultra conservative with that score!


Candy from Jumpsuit Stuff said...

Candy from Marion Street Cheese Market in Chicago here.

Thanks so much for your kind comments. I really appreciate them.

Forgive me if this comment shows up twice. Wine I got but technology not so much...

Way fun what you do. I love that you have the balls to film yourself tasting and even spitting. If cork dorks like you and me continue to not take ourselves seriously, perhaps we will undo the snob job that the USA has done to our favorite beverage.

I lived in Spain for a long time and thus got terribly spoiled on great wine for little money. I think Spain makes some of the best vino in the world, across the board from cava to Mistela, and on the whole Spaniards are about enjoying it first and analyzing it later.

Please keep up the fun.
!Salud!
-Candy

 
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