Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2017

Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2017

 

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Alvaro Palacios
Camins del Priorat 2017
  • Vintage : 2017
  • Country : Spain
  • Region : Priorat
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 60% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

The Mediterranean is not only known for its close beauty, Camins del Priorat contains nuances that come from afar… seeds from India, exotic wood and flowers… a journey that is both near and far.

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 91 2017
W&S Wines & Spirits 91 2016
WS Wine Spectator 90 2016
RP Robert Parker 90 2016
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 92 2014
WE Wine Enthusiast 90 2013
More information on wine critics and ratings
Velvety and mineral, voluptuous and concentrated, juice and fiber. A union of the extremes that is only possible in our most pure Mediterranean land, in the abrupt vineyards of Priorat located on the verge of the ancient foot paths once travelled by muleteers.

Camins del Priorat links these contrasts in a purple dress of poetic aromas and tastes of sensual humility. Made from grapes that hail from small vineyard blocks within the five most emblematic municipalities of the comarca; it is charming, caressing and dream-like (thrilling?).

James Suckling (JS) : 91 Points (2017)
Effusive sour-cherry and floral nose that pulls you into the orbit of this remarkably charming and lively, medium-bodied Priorat red that’s a joy to drink right now. Lovely freshness on the long, clean finish. (8/2018)

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 91 Points (2016)
For this entry-point to the red wines of Priorat, Alvaro Palacios relies on garnacha and cariñena (70 percent of the blend), adding cabernet and syrah as well. The result is a delicious and fresh juice, so lively and crisp that it makes you want to ice down the bottle and pour it with charcuterie.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 90 Points (2016)
A polished texture carries black olive, tea and loamy earth flavors in this focused red, with black cherry and red plum flavors emerging on the finish. Graceful, with fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Drink now through 2024.

Robert Parker (RP) : 90 Points (2016)
The entry-level red blend 2016 Camins del Priorat is the first wine to be bottled—only a few months after the harvest—and is sold early, as market demand causes it to sell out pretty quickly. It's a blend of 35% Garnacha, 25% Cariñena, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah and 10% Merlot aged for a few months in oak barriques and casks. It's a very pleasant and accessible wine from the portfolio, but it's less Priorat than any of the other wines, with some international character, very nicely crafted. We are talking about one of the biggest production wines from the whole of Priorat! 260,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2017.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 92 Points (2014)
Jan 2016 - Brilliant ruby. Intense, spice-accented, ripe black and blue fruits, violets and smoky, mineral aromas build in the glass. The sweet, expansive palate reveals concentrated blueberry and boysenberry flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. The finish clings with excellent tenacity, providing a framework for the wine's exuberant dark fruit. -- Josh Raynolds

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 90 Points (2013)
Deep and bright on the nose, this Priorat blend is earthy and ripe. Jammy and full on the palate, this wine is muscular but balanced, showing deep black fruit and toasty oak flavors. A dark finish suggests black coffee and uncomplicated berry tones. Drink through 2017.

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Finca Dofí 2014
RP
96
WS
92
VN
94
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Les Terrasses Vinyes Velles 2016
JS
93
W&S
93
DCT
95
In Les Terrasses the produce of hundreds of small vineyards in six different municipalities is brought together: small estates committed to presenting a faithful reflection of the historic Priorat.
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WS
90
RP
94
JS
93
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Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2017 Reviewed by James Suckling 15-09-2019 . Score: 4.5