Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2018

Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2018

 

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Alvaro Palacios
Camins del Priorat 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • 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 94 2018
RP Robert Parker 91 2018
W&S Wines & Spirits 91 2016
WS Wine Spectator 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) : 94 Points (2018)
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.

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2018)
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. 236,000 bottles produced.

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.

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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RP
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JS
94
DCT
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WS
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JS
92
JS
93
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RP
94
WS
90
JS
93
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DCT
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Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2018 Reviewed by James Suckling 22-04-2020 . Score: 4.5