GR 174 Priorat 2007 a winner with some strong stew or another year in cellar

This is a beautiful example of the great care going into Priorat wines and why they command a higher price. Had it immediately following a very nice Montsant(almost completely surrounds Priorat). The Montsant’s extra couple of years ageing may have seduced me into believing that this animal was ready. I think this will be scoring higher in a year or two.

Deep ruby color bordering on inky with a good viscosity but not extracted looking finish. Nose was a bit masked by the alcohol- ripe red fruits from the Garnatxa like raspberry and cherry with some darker fruit notes starting to appear after decanting. New oak ageing gave it a nice New World style finish with coconut and chocolate notes to tame the high alcohol levels. In the mouth, red fruits perfectly ripened with chocolate finish but faded from the palate very quickly. Hints of garrigue, tar and cedar come out in the finish.

Definitely needs some more cellaring.

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