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Alvaro Palacios, Camins del Priorat, Spain

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Alvaro Palacios, Camins del Priorat, Spain

REVIEWS:
5.00

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PRODUCER:
Alvaro Palacios

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
92/100

(1 customer review)

Alvaro Palacios

750ML

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Camins del Priorat allows one to sample the style of Palacios Priorat without having to spend the serious figures required to purchase the icon, L’Ermita. A blend of Garnacha, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Merlot; Camins is a a full bodied red with great freshness. Aromas of liquorice, red currant and blackberry. The palate is broad and velvety with a long and spicy finish. Try pairinng with roast beef with english mustard.

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COUNTRY:

Spain

GRAPE:

Red Blend

REGION:

Catalunya, Priorat

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2022 - 2030

VINTAGE:

2020

ABV:

14.5%

SKU: 100354 Category: Tags: , ,

    Description

    Álvaro Palacios is one of a group of winemakers credited with putting Priorat back on the viticultural map. After studying winemaking in Bordeaux and a subsequent stint working at Château Petrus, Álvaro decided not to return to his family winery in Rioja. Instead, he followed a group of intrepid winemakers, including René Barbier, to the rugged and forgotten region of Priorat. This was the 1980s. Nowadays, Álvaro makes some of the most highly regarded and sought-after wines in the region, whether it’s from his Finca Dofí vineyard (the first vineyard he acquired, in 1990) or the region’s most famous wine, L’Ermita, the first wine to use the Gran Vinya Classificada (Grand Cru equivalent) qualification.

    Camins del Priorat allows one to sample the style of Palacios Priorat without having to spend the serious figures required to purchase the icon, L’Ermita. A blend of Garnacha, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Merlot; Camins is a a full bodied red with great freshness. Aromas of liquorice, red currant and blackberry. The palate is broad and velvety with a long and spicy finish. Try pairinng with roast beef with english mustard.

    1 review for Alvaro Palacios, Camins del Priorat, Spain

    1. Jacob_78

      Light caramel and jammy with cherry notes.
      One of my favourite.

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    CRITIC REVIEWS

    CRITIC SCORE:
    92/100

    The regional blend 2020 Camins del Priorat, produced with grapes from 101 plots from eight villages in Priorat, is a blend of 55% Garnacha, 15% Syrah, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 8% Cariñena, higher in Garnacha and lower in Cariñena, like in the majority of 2019s. That gives the wines freshness and elegance, vivacity and fluidity. It fermented with the indigenous yeasts in a combination of stainless steel, oak and concrete vats and matured in barrel and oak vats for four months. This is more Priorat than any of the vintages of Camins; in reality, nobody is planting French varieties anymore and many are regrafting their vines, so in the future, the tendency could be toward more Garnacha and Cariñena in this wine. This is a very drinkable version of Camins, less dense than the 2019, from a year that was cooler with just an herbal hint. The mouthfeel is velvety with great freshness and very fine tannins. This has to be the finest Camins to date, different from previous years; it should be a commercial success.
    92/100 - Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate