Full-bodied with rich, deeply concentrated black fruit flavors. Dark spices on the finish with some anise. Great for hearty meat dishes.
This wine is a beautiful ruby color and gives complex aromas of ripe red berries, minerals, flowers and spice cake. Perfumed and sweet in the mouth, the smooth tannins give the wine a superbly silky texture. Raspberry and black cherry flavors are focused and framed by violets, Asian spice, vanilla and licorice. Medium weight on the palate, this vibrant, dry wine has a penetrating fruity finish.
It is fermented in stainless steel and aged for eight months in barrels and wooden vats before bottling.
40% Garnacha, 30% Samso, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah.
91 Points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar:
Inky ruby. Aromas of blackberry, cola and spicy oak. Sweet and intense in the mouth, offering weighty dark berry flavors complicated by Asian spices. The fleshy, broad finish features smooth tannins and appealingly sweet black and blue fruit qualities.
88 Points – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate:
So the wines are naturally concentrated but with good acidity, a lot fresher than you’d expect from such a warm, dry year. I did taste one wine from that vintage, the 2012 Camins del Priorat a regional wine from younger vines, from a dry (one-third the average rain, the driest for many years), warm vintage, the only wine that contains Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot complementing the 40% Garnacha and 25% Carinena. It aged for one year in barrels and is an accessible wine, with some leafy raspberry notes and aromas of ripe plums, cherries, licorice, graphite and faint cinnamon. It has finesse and some complexity. The palate is medium-bodied, with opulent tannins, modern and very well-crafted, ending with some earthy notes. An approachable wine for new drinkers, great for restaurants. Drink now-2017.