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Alvaro Palacios - Camins del Priorat 2017

Information

  • Country: Spain
  • Wine Region: Priorat
  • Wine Maker: Alvaro Palacios / Joan Asens
  • Grape: Carignan/Carinena
  • Grape Percentage: 60% Carinena, 30% Garnacha, with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink: 2012-2015
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 90 (2016) VS: 92 (2014) JR: 16.5 (2012) WS: 89 (2015) JS: 91 (2016) WE: 90 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

The evolving seriousness of Terrasses eventually left room for a new wine, as Alvaro had never wanted to be known solely for expensive "trophy"" wines, and with Camins, he found the opportunity to create something special. Drawing on his wealth of vineyard sources, Alvaro is aiming to produce a wine that is affordably priced, but which also stays true to his vision of Priorat - powerful but elegant, approachable but restrained. The evolving seriousness of Terrasses eventually left room for a new wine, as Alvaro had never wanted to be known solely for expensive "trophy"" wines, and with Camins, he found the opportunity to create something special. Drawing on his wealth of vineyard sources, Alvaro is aiming to produce a wine that is affordably priced, but which also stays true to his vision of Priorat - powerful but elegant, approachable but restrained. The evolving seriousness of Terrasses eventually left room for a new wine, as Alvaro had never wanted to be known solely for expensive "trophy"" wines, and with Camins, he found the opportunity to create something special. Drawing on his wealth of vineyard sources, Alvaro is aiming to produce a wine that is affordably priced, but which also stays true to his vision of Priorat - powerful but elegant, approachable but restrained.Camins del Priorat is a broad and mouth-filling wine with a round, silky and very tasty mid palate and a high presence of fruit and flowers. Intense (not powerful) and with polished tannins. Slightly sharp acidity. Good finish but not too long.

Winery Information

Alvaro Palacios

Alvaro Palacios is one of Spain?s most prestigious and influential wine makers. Alvaro and his nine siblings were born into a wine making family, their father being the owner of Bodega Palacios Remondo. However, Alvaro honorably chose to carve out his own wine making destiny, and after studying at the University of Bordeaux he worked at Petrus in Pomerol for two years. He then went onto purchase his own vineyard in the Priorat region of Spain. Here, Alvaro has played a key role in the.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2016)90 pts

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.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)92 pts

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

JancisRobinson.com (2012)16.5 pts

Tasted Mar 2014 - Warm, lifted nose. Very rich and friendly with just a hint of sun-warmed stones on the end reaching a crescendo of something fresh and mineral. Already great fun to drink and only the dry graininess on the end suggesting it would be wise to drink something with this. For Priorat this GV

Wine Spectator (2015)89 pts

Oct 2016 - This supple red has good energy, with vibrant acidity fueling the bright berry and cherry fruit. Fresh herb and vanilla accents add interest. Graceful and alluring. Drink now through 2022

James Suckling (2016)91 pts

A firm and silky red with lots of bright blue fruits and violet flower character. Medium body. Vivid finish. Excellent entry level Priorat. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (2013)90 pts

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.

Vinification Notes

It was aged for 12 months in 20% new French oak.