Abellars Priorat

Abellars Priorat 2007, Spain

Priorat is a great Spanish region that holds the highest quality mark together with Rioja.  Abellars 2007 is an estate bottle wine that is a blend of Garnacha, Samso-Mazuelo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

Why would you think estate bottled is a benefit. I personally think that is normally offers much more character and passion (some, more snobby types, will say something like ‘expressive of terroir’ type of a thing, but hey-ho).

It definitely needs to be decanted and should be on your heavier edge with 15% alcohol yet with this fruit and oak you don’t feel this much really.  Black and red fruit, beautiful oakiness with a bit of a punch (I would not call it so round) – yet it has its charm and definitely standing out from these all around pleasant roundness and smoothness (that has plenty of examples in Rioja).

This Priorat wine is highly recommended for the fruit and that woody kick.

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