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PALACIOS 11 GRATALLOPS
Item: #383025
Bottle Size: 750ml
WA: 92-94
$49.98
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ALVARO PALACIOS 2011 GRATALLOPS

The 2011 Alvaro Palacios Gratallops Vi de Vela is a true example of a wine with a sense of place. This reletively new project from Alvaro Palacios concentrates on old vineyards located immediately surrounding the village of Gratallops and has received tremendous critical praise since its initial release. Only 60 bottles imported into the US.

WINE ADVOCATE 92-94 - "Alvaro is keen to increase the amount of Garnacha in the Gratallops to increase the vivacity of the wine and so the barrel sample of 2011 Gratallops actually contains no Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, following Alvaro’s policy of pursuing what he believes are the true grape varieties of Priorat. It has a vivacious bouquet that soars from the glass, imbued with more florality than the 2010. The palate is very elegant with supple tannins, and in my opinion, it demonstrates more focus and harmony without the aforementioned varieties. This is a sublime elixir!"

STEPHEN TANZER'S IWC 91 POINTS - "Highly perfumed aromas of black raspberry, potpourri and woodsmoke are complicated by notes of coffee, mocha and star anise. Offers a suave combination of richness and energy, with dark berry liqueur and floral pastille flavors energized by zesty minerality. Sharply focused, vibrant and smooth on the gently tannic, clinging finish, which emphasizes fresh dark berries and spicecake."
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