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Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2015 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £280.72
2015

Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2015 (1x300cl)
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 1x300cl 6 - Inc. VAT: £280.72
Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2016 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £287.92
2016

Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2016 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (93-95)

When I tasted it, the 2016 Aalto had already been blended and taken out of the barrels, waiting to be bottled in a couple of weeks. It's still young and tender, with peachy aromas, a little creamy and with a soft palate where the tannins are fine-grained. In 2016, they used more vineyards, grapes from their own plots and others purchased from suppliers. They expect to fill some 280,000 bottles in late June 2018. 2016 was a higher-yielding year that provided fresh and balanced wines. It should age nicely. Javier Zaccagnini has left the Aalto project to focus on his solo project Sei Solo. So, this time I tasted the wine with Mariano García.
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 1x300cl 3 93-95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £287.92
Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2017 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £287.92
2017

Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2017 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2017 Aalto was a surprise for the vintage. They had to select the grapes from their own vineyards, and they produced less wine. It feels a little lighter and fresher, more approachable at this point in time. The oak also seems to be more integrated. It's a very drinkable Aalto in its style. They only used some 20% new oak and possibly did a softer vinification. It's approachable now, but it should also develop nicely in bottle, as the year had more acidity. 220,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2019.
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 1x300cl 5 94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £287.92
Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £329.27
2018

Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2018 Aalto reflects the cooler conditions of the year, with a more austere profile, subtle aromas and a harmonious palate. This is a classic example of modern, ripe and well-oaked Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, which this year feels creamy, juicy and balanced. This follows the path of 2017 with integrated oak (they used only around 20% new oak) and a lively palate in a more drinkable and approachable style. They added some new vineyards from the zone of Boada where the soils are red and the wines bring freshness and lots of fruit. The wine had a shorter maceration with the skins and a softer vinification. This is finer and more balanced, with finesse but still very much recognizable as Aalto. 300,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2020. They have a new white first produced in 2019 and a non-vintage red blend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the winery. They are also going to release small lots of library releases. The 2018s reflect the cooler year and show more integrated oak, following the path of the 2017.
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £329.27
Aalto Ribera del Duero 20th Anniversary Limited Edition NV (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,127.52
NV

Aalto Ribera del Duero 20th Anniversary Limited Edition NV (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

The NV XX Aniversario is a blend of vintages 2016, 2017 and 2018 bottled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the winery and is only sold in three-liter bottles in a special box. So, it is really a collector's item showcasing the house style. It's a barrel selection of Tempranillo from different villages and different vintages showcasing the house style—spicy and smoky, with ripe red and black fruit, a round palate and soft mouthfeel, and it's nicely integrated with abundant powdery tannins and some finesse. These are wines for the long term, and this shows more oak than the 2018s. 450 three-liter bottles were produced. They have a new white first produced in 2019 and a non-vintage red blend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the winery. They are also going to release small lots of library releases. The 2018s reflect the cooler year and show more integrated oak, following the path of the 2017.
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 1x300cl 3 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,127.52
Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2004 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £584.04
2004

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2004 (3x75cl)

Vinous (94)

Dark ruby. Strongly perfumed scents of exotic cherry-cola, blackberry, vanilla and Asian spices. Weighty but focused dark fruit flavors offer striking clarity and palate-staining concentration, with soft tannins building on the close. The cola quality lingers on the long, sweet finish. This wonderfully balances richness and vivacity.
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Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2005 (6x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,940.14
2005

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2005 (6x150cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2005 Aalto PS is 100% Tinto Fino from vineyards over 60 years of age. It was aged for 32 months in 70% new French oak. Saturated in appearance, the wine offers up notes of pain grille, balsamic, crushed stone, floral notes, and wild black fruits. Exceptionally powerful, focused, and beautifully proportioned, this full-bodied wine is dense, rich, and structured for the long haul. Give this super-long, impressive effort a decade in the cellar and drink it from 2018 to 2040. Patient purchasers will be well rewarded.
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 6x150cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,940.14
Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2013 (1x500cl)
Inc. VAT: £934.66
2013

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2013 (1x500cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2013 Aalto PS was bottled at the same time as the regular 2013 Aalto, which means less time in oak (for this limited cuvée all the barrels were new) and the vintage was a little lighter and had higher acidity. They also had to do a more careful sorting, which resulted in less wine. The nose is subtler and more balanced and integrated. The bottled wine has less alcohol than previous years. The fresher vintages definitively take the oak in a different way and the wood feels better integrated; there are violets, bright cherries and fresher fruit than in other vintages, showing more of the character of the place and the grape. It's very open, hedonistic, aromatic and showy. It's very young and accessible, but I'd wait a little to get the edges nicely polished by the bottle. It should have a long life ahead and a nice development. A very nice vintage of PS, but don't get me wrong, it's still in its generous and well-oaked style. 16,000 bottles, a shorter vintage, were filled in July 2015.
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 1x500cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £934.66
Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £750.47
2014

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2014 PS aged in new oak barrels for a little bit shorter than in the past, some 18 months now. It's pure Tempranillo from selected plots of old, head-pruned vines. It's very obviously young and very oaky, not yet ready and in need of some time in bottle to be able to integrate all the oak that it currently shows. The nose is very smoky, with plenty of sweet spices, hints of smoked bacon and cereals of roasted corn. The palate is full-bodied and concentrated, with pungent oak-related flavors and a dusty texture with abundant tannins. It needs a couple of years in bottle in the classical PS style, a powerful wine destined to be consumed with powerful food and ideal for a winter stew. Very good in its style. 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2016. Aalto has reduced the oak in its wines, as they saw that the latest vintages had polished tannins and Mariano García decided the wines needed less time in barrel, while at the same time it helped to keep the freshness in bottle. They are still modern and generously oaked Ribera del Duero reds that are a great commercial success. 2014 is a ripe and powerful vintage that has good freshness. A balanced year. These are wines with a marked and specific character, for fans of the style.
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £750.47
Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2016 (1x500cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,054.66
2016

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2016 (1x500cl)

Vinous (95)

Dark violet color. Impressively complex black and blue fruit, floral and oak spice qualities on the nose; smoky mineral and vanilla flourishes emerge as the wine stretches out. Concentrated and sweet yet lively as well, offering palate-staining boysenberry and cherry cola flavors underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Shows serious depth of flavor but comes off graceful, with polished tannins framing an impressively long, penetrating and focused finish.
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 1x500cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,054.66
Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2017 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £485.92
2017

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2017 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

I saw more ripeness and a higher impact of the élevage in the 2017 PS compared with the regular Aalto. The year was quite challenging, and they had less grapes but more or less from the same villages: La Aguilera, La Horra, Baños... It's spicy, smoky and toasty, very exuberant and showy, ripe and powerful. The wine went through malolactic in oak and matured in new barriques until bottling. There are plenty of tannins and oak-related flavors. This has a very specific style: ripe, powerful and generously oaked. For fans of the style. Some 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2019.
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 1x300cl 4 94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £485.92
Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2018 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £490.72
2018

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2018 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2018 PS follows the style of previous bottlings of this wine, selecting plots from La Horra, La Aguilera, Baños and Moradillo, looking for a similar profile of soils and the style of the wine. This is an exuberant, ripe and generously oaked Tempranillo that was matured in new oak barrels for 19 months. It's from a generous crop that was harvested between the 24th of September and the 19th of October, a slow and late harvest of fully ripe grapes that developed plenty of aromas and flavors. It was also a cooler year. This is a long-distance runner. Today, the 2018 Aalto is more approachable and shows better balance. 40,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2020. They have a new white first produced in 2019 and a non-vintage red blend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the winery. They are also going to release small lots of library releases. The 2018s reflect the cooler year and show more integrated oak, following the path of the 2017.
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 1x300cl 6 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £490.72
Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2018 (1x500cl)
Inc. VAT: £820.66
2018

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2018 (1x500cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2018 PS follows the style of previous bottlings of this wine, selecting plots from La Horra, La Aguilera, Baños and Moradillo, looking for a similar profile of soils and the style of the wine. This is an exuberant, ripe and generously oaked Tempranillo that was matured in new oak barrels for 19 months. It's from a generous crop that was harvested between the 24th of September and the 19th of October, a slow and late harvest of fully ripe grapes that developed plenty of aromas and flavors. It was also a cooler year. This is a long-distance runner. Today, the 2018 Aalto is more approachable and shows better balance. 40,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2020. They have a new white first produced in 2019 and a non-vintage red blend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the winery. They are also going to release small lots of library releases. The 2018s reflect the cooler year and show more integrated oak, following the path of the 2017.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 1x500cl 3 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £820.66
Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £559.67
2019

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2019 (6x75cl)
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £559.67
Abadia Retuerta El Campanario 1996 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £402.47
1996

Abadia Retuerta El Campanario 1996 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

The 100% Tempranillo 1996 Cuvee Campanario represents a blend of the finest parcels of Tempranillo. The wine was aged in 100% new French Limousin oak for 16 months, then bottled without filtration. It reveals a saturated purple color, and is more backward both aromatically and on the palate, as well as more impressive. The wine's bouquet falls in the black fruit spectrum of aromas - blackberries, black raspberries, and overripe cherries. Full-bodied and tightly-knit, with intriguing mineral notes, this powerful, rich, layered wine could easily pass for a top-class Bordeaux in a blind tasting. The result of 28 days of maceration, the high tannin is sweet and well-integrated in the wine's framework. However, I would not recommend drinking this offering for 2-3 more years. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2020. Congratulations are in order for this impressive new winery that is already turning out wines of exceptional quality.
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5-7 weeks

6x75cl 5 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £402.47
Abadia Retuerta Pago Negralada 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £436.07
2016

Abadia Retuerta Pago Negralada 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

Perhaps the finest vintage produced to date of their iconic Tempranillo is the 2016 Pago Negralada, which has a mixture of red and black fruit, some spices and firm but fine-grained tannins that give it tension and a chalky sensation in the texture. It's tasty and balanced, with good ripeness and freshness, medium to full-bodied, with stuffing and balance to develop nicely in bottle. I was surprised to see it has 15% alcohol, as it is very well disguised. 9,769 bottles, 611 magnums and 40 double magnums produced from 35 barrels. It was bottled in May 2018. 2016 marked the 20th anniversary of Abadía Retuerta, who came out with their seminal 1996s at the end of the century, and that somehow changed the view many had about the region just outside the boundaries of Ribera del Duero (part of their vineyards are inside the appellation, as the limit crosses the property). They have produced a 20th-anniversary red and released a white Cuvée Palomar produced mostly with Godello grapes and a red Cuvée Palomar in magnum to celebrate their anniversary. In the meantime, they fermented the first wine from the recovered ancient vineyard they found in 2007, which they have been recovering since, and they have filed the documentation to request the classification as Vino de Pago, the single-vineyard appellation that really makes sense in places like Abadía Retuerta. They now produce some 500,000 bottles from their 192 hectares of vineyards that are divided in 54 different plots, and they have conducted multiple studies of climate change—behavior of the plants and micro-vinifications of different plots—lead by the team of chief winemaker Ángel Anocíbar and consultant Pascal Delbeck. They surely have more knowledge of their vineyards than the majority of wineries in the zone.
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5-7 weeks

6x75cl 2 94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £436.07
Abadia Retuerta PV Petit Verdot 2015 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £224.68
2015

Abadia Retuerta PV Petit Verdot 2015 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The real surprise of the tasting, the 2015 Petit Verdot is truly spectacular in this warm year, possibly the best bottling of this varietal they have done so far. It is open, expressive and elegant, with an unusually perfumed nose showing aromas of dry flowers, citrus peel and oriental spices. It has none of the roasted notes the variety can sometimes deliver, and I would have difficulties naming the variety if I tasted it blind. The palate is medium to full-bodied with very fine tannins and great harmony; this is elegant, hiding its power. It has tremendous freshness. It seems like the variety thrives in years like 2015—it's expressive, tasty and very long. This is scarce, and scarcity is reflected in the price. 3,245 bottles, 90 magnums and 20 double magnums were filled in May 2017 from 12 barrels. A monumental bottle of Petit Verdot. 2015 was a warm year, but the end of the summer was milder, which is what made the difference with the majority of warm vintages, and the wines are nicely balanced. As for 2017 was also very warm and was marked by frost, but they were nearly untouched.
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5-7 weeks

1x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £224.68
Alilian Buenagente 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £420.47
2014

Alilian Buenagente 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (88)

The oaky 2014 Buenagente has notes of sawdust and toast coupled with some spices. The palate reveals fine-grained tannins and a dry finish. 57,000 bottles. It was bottled in June 2016.
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 5 88 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £420.47
Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2015 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £304.15
2015

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2015 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (97)

This is a very tight and fine-grained red with a compressed mouthfeel. The fruit comes through to a class and elegance. Such length. Ethereal structure. Unique. Drink or hold.
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5-7 weeks

Catalunya 1x150cl 3 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £304.15
Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2015 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £390.84
2015

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2015 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

This is a very tight and fine-grained red with a compressed mouthfeel. The fruit comes through to a class and elegance. Such length. Ethereal structure. Unique. Drink or hold.
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5-7 weeks

Catalunya 3x75cl 2 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £390.84
Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £720.47
2015

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

This is a very tight and fine-grained red with a compressed mouthfeel. The fruit comes through to a class and elegance. Such length. Ethereal structure. Unique. Drink or hold.
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5-7 weeks

Catalunya 6x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £720.47
Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2018 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £254.29
2018

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2018 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96+)

The origin of everything here and the first single-vineyard red, the 2018 Finca Dofí excels in 2018. Those 10 hectares planted 20 years ago in the village of Gratallops are mostly Garnacha, but the wine also has some 8% Cariñena and 2% white grapes. They all fermented after being destemmed and lightly crushed in oak vats with indigenous yeasts. The wine matured in large oak barrels (bocoyes and foudres) for 16 months. This is the refined version of the Gratallops (the vineyard is in the village!) but with an extra degree of depth and complexity, especially nuance and elegance, showcasing the captivating finesse and harmony of the vintage, which is a little in the style of the 2016 with more energy. I see that these 2018s are quite transparent and show the style of the zone, the iron soils, the dusty roads and the warmth of the soils; it's round and lush, spherical but with a spike of freshness. The élevage has been polished so as to render it almost invisible. This is drinkable now, and I think it's also going to age nicely in bottle and drink nicely throughout its life. 29,540 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2020.
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Catalunya 3x75cl 1 96+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £254.29
Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £613.67
2018

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96+)

The origin of everything here and the first single-vineyard red, the 2018 Finca Dofí excels in 2018. Those 10 hectares planted 20 years ago in the village of Gratallops are mostly Garnacha, but the wine also has some 8% Cariñena and 2% white grapes. They all fermented after being destemmed and lightly crushed in oak vats with indigenous yeasts. The wine matured in large oak barrels (bocoyes and foudres) for 16 months. This is the refined version of the Gratallops (the vineyard is in the village!) but with an extra degree of depth and complexity, especially nuance and elegance, showcasing the captivating finesse and harmony of the vintage, which is a little in the style of the 2016 with more energy. I see that these 2018s are quite transparent and show the style of the zone, the iron soils, the dusty roads and the warmth of the soils; it's round and lush, spherical but with a spike of freshness. The élevage has been polished so as to render it almost invisible. This is drinkable now, and I think it's also going to age nicely in bottle and drink nicely throughout its life. 29,540 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2020.
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5-7 weeks

Catalunya 6x75cl 5 96+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £613.67
Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £574.07
2019

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The single-vineyard red 2019 Finca Dofí comes from the 14 hectares of vines planted across three parajes (lieu-dits) in Gratallops. This year, it's 87% Garnacha, 12% Cariñena and 1% white grapes (Garnacha Blanca and Macabeo. It fermented in oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in large oak barrels (bocoyes and foudres) for 14 months. It's classy, elegant and fresh with very clean aromas and flavors, not lacking concentration or power. There is superb definition and purity here; it has to be the finest and most elegant Dofí to date. It has finer tannins and more elegance than La Baixada this year. The 2018 was fragrant and this has more clout but superb balance. These two vintages have been great for Dofí. I still remember the 2005, hard as nails then and what the wine is now—spherical and velvety. Dofí on a roll... It was bottled in May 2021, and 21,146 bottles were produced.
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5-7 weeks

Catalunya 6x75cl 5 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £574.07
Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2020 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £273.24
2020

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2020 (3x75cl)
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5-7 weeks

Catalunya 3x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £273.24
Alvaro Palacios Priorat Gratallops 2021 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £296.87
2021

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Gratallops 2021 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94-96)

The blend of the 2021 Gratallops was higher in Cariñena than in the 2020 (25%), which resulted in a wine with a lower pH (3.37), the tendency that makes the 2021s more vibrant. They used some 40% full clusters for the fermentation (rather than adding the stems like in the past). The wine has acid berry freshness; and right now it's a bit difficult with the tannins and the acidity, but one more year of élevage should make it more polished. It should be long-lived and fresh. The expect some 17,300 bottles to be filled around April 2023.
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Catalunya 6x75cl 1 94-96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £296.87
Alvaro Palacios Priorat L'Ermita 2016 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,099.24
2016

Alvaro Palacios Priorat L'Ermita 2016 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97-100)

As I saw in some of the other wines, there is a lot more Cariñena in the still unbottled 2016 L'Ermita than in the 2015. The varietal breakdown was approximately 85% Garnacha, 14% Cariñena and 1% white grapes—Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo and PX. The grapes are manually sorted and destemmed by the team that picks them and are put to ferment in an oak vat with the natural yeasts from the grapes. Malolactic was in barrique, which is where the wine was maturing when I tasted it. It has electric acidity that makes it vibrant, even if the nose might be a bit shy. I don't remember a vintage of L'Ermita with this concentration and acidity. We have to see how the élevage rounds it out, but this could be a very important vintage for L'Ermita. The expectation is to bottle some 2,000 bottles of this in May/June 2018.
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Alvaro Palacios Priorat L'Ermita 2018 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,498.04
2018

Alvaro Palacios Priorat L'Ermita 2018 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

The flagship 2018 L'Ermita is already classified as Gran Vinya Classificada, the new category of grand cru vineyards from the Priorat appellation of origin. Like the 2017, the blend here is mostly Garnacha with about 20% Cariñena (the highest for this wine) and 2% of white grapes. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in oak vats with a maceration of 56 days and matured in oak barrels of different sizes for 14 months. The grapes were picked quite late but on the same date as the previous year, the 17th of October, because the vineyard is so regular. The wine is aromatic, intense and elegant, with a lifted nose and a high-pitched note of violet pastille, more refined than the Aubaguetes and Baixada. It is classical and proportioned, with contained and complex aromas and flavors and lots of energy, light in its feel but with inner power and strength. As with most great wines, it should develop nicely and for a long time in bottle but will drink well throughout its life. Grand vin, yes. 2,440 bottles were filled in April 2020.
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Alvaro Palacios Priorat L'Ermita 2019 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,192.84
2019

Alvaro Palacios Priorat L'Ermita 2019 (3x75cl) You can tell just what a leviathan the 2019 L’Ermita will be from the nose. Compelling, concentrated and complex with macerated raspberry and blueberry fruit with an edge of vanilla and heady spice. Even with this, the nose does not prepare you for how huge this wine is on the palate; a liquid red and black fruit bomb with melting tannins which dissolve instantaneously. The acidity is wonderfully present in this wine and this gives the body phenomenal lift and presence. With incredible power and poise, this L’Ermita will doubtless be worthy in time of the new Gran Vinya Classificada designation that its 2017 counterpart has just achieved.
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5-7 weeks

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Alvaro Palacios Priorat Terrasses VV 2014 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £224.32
2014

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Terrasses VV 2014 (1x300cl)
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Catalunya 1x300cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £224.32
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2015 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £225.00
2015

Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2015 (1x300cl)
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 1x300cl 6 - In Bond: £225.00
Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2016 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £231.00
2016

Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2016 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (93-95)

When I tasted it, the 2016 Aalto had already been blended and taken out of the barrels, waiting to be bottled in a couple of weeks. It's still young and tender, with peachy aromas, a little creamy and with a soft palate where the tannins are fine-grained. In 2016, they used more vineyards, grapes from their own plots and others purchased from suppliers. They expect to fill some 280,000 bottles in late June 2018. 2016 was a higher-yielding year that provided fresh and balanced wines. It should age nicely. Javier Zaccagnini has left the Aalto project to focus on his solo project Sei Solo. So, this time I tasted the wine with Mariano García.
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 1x300cl 3 93-95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £231.00
Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2017 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £231.00
2017

Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2017 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2017 Aalto was a surprise for the vintage. They had to select the grapes from their own vineyards, and they produced less wine. It feels a little lighter and fresher, more approachable at this point in time. The oak also seems to be more integrated. It's a very drinkable Aalto in its style. They only used some 20% new oak and possibly did a softer vinification. It's approachable now, but it should also develop nicely in bottle, as the year had more acidity. 220,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2019.
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Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £261.00
2018

Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2018 Aalto reflects the cooler conditions of the year, with a more austere profile, subtle aromas and a harmonious palate. This is a classic example of modern, ripe and well-oaked Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, which this year feels creamy, juicy and balanced. This follows the path of 2017 with integrated oak (they used only around 20% new oak) and a lively palate in a more drinkable and approachable style. They added some new vineyards from the zone of Boada where the soils are red and the wines bring freshness and lots of fruit. The wine had a shorter maceration with the skins and a softer vinification. This is finer and more balanced, with finesse but still very much recognizable as Aalto. 300,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2020. They have a new white first produced in 2019 and a non-vintage red blend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the winery. They are also going to release small lots of library releases. The 2018s reflect the cooler year and show more integrated oak, following the path of the 2017.
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Aalto Ribera del Duero 20th Anniversary Limited Edition NV (1x300cl)
In Bond: £1,764.00
NV

Aalto Ribera del Duero 20th Anniversary Limited Edition NV (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

The NV XX Aniversario is a blend of vintages 2016, 2017 and 2018 bottled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the winery and is only sold in three-liter bottles in a special box. So, it is really a collector's item showcasing the house style. It's a barrel selection of Tempranillo from different villages and different vintages showcasing the house style—spicy and smoky, with ripe red and black fruit, a round palate and soft mouthfeel, and it's nicely integrated with abundant powdery tannins and some finesse. These are wines for the long term, and this shows more oak than the 2018s. 450 three-liter bottles were produced. They have a new white first produced in 2019 and a non-vintage red blend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the winery. They are also going to release small lots of library releases. The 2018s reflect the cooler year and show more integrated oak, following the path of the 2017.
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 1x300cl 3 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,764.00
Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2004 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £480.00
2004

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2004 (3x75cl)

Vinous (94)

Dark ruby. Strongly perfumed scents of exotic cherry-cola, blackberry, vanilla and Asian spices. Weighty but focused dark fruit flavors offer striking clarity and palate-staining concentration, with soft tannins building on the close. The cola quality lingers on the long, sweet finish. This wonderfully balances richness and vivacity.
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Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2005 (6x150cl)
In Bond: £1,590.00
2005

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2005 (6x150cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2005 Aalto PS is 100% Tinto Fino from vineyards over 60 years of age. It was aged for 32 months in 70% new French oak. Saturated in appearance, the wine offers up notes of pain grille, balsamic, crushed stone, floral notes, and wild black fruits. Exceptionally powerful, focused, and beautifully proportioned, this full-bodied wine is dense, rich, and structured for the long haul. Give this super-long, impressive effort a decade in the cellar and drink it from 2018 to 2040. Patient purchasers will be well rewarded.
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Castilla y Leon 6x150cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,590.00
Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2013 (1x500cl)
In Bond: £764.00
2013

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2013 (1x500cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2013 Aalto PS was bottled at the same time as the regular 2013 Aalto, which means less time in oak (for this limited cuvée all the barrels were new) and the vintage was a little lighter and had higher acidity. They also had to do a more careful sorting, which resulted in less wine. The nose is subtler and more balanced and integrated. The bottled wine has less alcohol than previous years. The fresher vintages definitively take the oak in a different way and the wood feels better integrated; there are violets, bright cherries and fresher fruit than in other vintages, showing more of the character of the place and the grape. It's very open, hedonistic, aromatic and showy. It's very young and accessible, but I'd wait a little to get the edges nicely polished by the bottle. It should have a long life ahead and a nice development. A very nice vintage of PS, but don't get me wrong, it's still in its generous and well-oaked style. 16,000 bottles, a shorter vintage, were filled in July 2015.
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 1x500cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £764.00
Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £612.00
2014

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2014 PS aged in new oak barrels for a little bit shorter than in the past, some 18 months now. It's pure Tempranillo from selected plots of old, head-pruned vines. It's very obviously young and very oaky, not yet ready and in need of some time in bottle to be able to integrate all the oak that it currently shows. The nose is very smoky, with plenty of sweet spices, hints of smoked bacon and cereals of roasted corn. The palate is full-bodied and concentrated, with pungent oak-related flavors and a dusty texture with abundant tannins. It needs a couple of years in bottle in the classical PS style, a powerful wine destined to be consumed with powerful food and ideal for a winter stew. Very good in its style. 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2016. Aalto has reduced the oak in its wines, as they saw that the latest vintages had polished tannins and Mariano García decided the wines needed less time in barrel, while at the same time it helped to keep the freshness in bottle. They are still modern and generously oaked Ribera del Duero reds that are a great commercial success. 2014 is a ripe and powerful vintage that has good freshness. A balanced year. These are wines with a marked and specific character, for fans of the style.
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £612.00
Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2016 (1x500cl)
In Bond: £864.00
2016

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2016 (1x500cl)

Vinous (95)

Dark violet color. Impressively complex black and blue fruit, floral and oak spice qualities on the nose; smoky mineral and vanilla flourishes emerge as the wine stretches out. Concentrated and sweet yet lively as well, offering palate-staining boysenberry and cherry cola flavors underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Shows serious depth of flavor but comes off graceful, with polished tannins framing an impressively long, penetrating and focused finish.
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 1x500cl 1 95 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £864.00
Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2017 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £396.00
2017

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2017 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

I saw more ripeness and a higher impact of the élevage in the 2017 PS compared with the regular Aalto. The year was quite challenging, and they had less grapes but more or less from the same villages: La Aguilera, La Horra, Baños... It's spicy, smoky and toasty, very exuberant and showy, ripe and powerful. The wine went through malolactic in oak and matured in new barriques until bottling. There are plenty of tannins and oak-related flavors. This has a very specific style: ripe, powerful and generously oaked. For fans of the style. Some 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2019.
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 1x300cl 4 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £396.00
Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2018 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £400.00
2018

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2018 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2018 PS follows the style of previous bottlings of this wine, selecting plots from La Horra, La Aguilera, Baños and Moradillo, looking for a similar profile of soils and the style of the wine. This is an exuberant, ripe and generously oaked Tempranillo that was matured in new oak barrels for 19 months. It's from a generous crop that was harvested between the 24th of September and the 19th of October, a slow and late harvest of fully ripe grapes that developed plenty of aromas and flavors. It was also a cooler year. This is a long-distance runner. Today, the 2018 Aalto is more approachable and shows better balance. 40,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2020. They have a new white first produced in 2019 and a non-vintage red blend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the winery. They are also going to release small lots of library releases. The 2018s reflect the cooler year and show more integrated oak, following the path of the 2017.
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5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 1x300cl 6 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £400.00
Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2018 (1x500cl)
In Bond: £669.00
2018

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2018 (1x500cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2018 PS follows the style of previous bottlings of this wine, selecting plots from La Horra, La Aguilera, Baños and Moradillo, looking for a similar profile of soils and the style of the wine. This is an exuberant, ripe and generously oaked Tempranillo that was matured in new oak barrels for 19 months. It's from a generous crop that was harvested between the 24th of September and the 19th of October, a slow and late harvest of fully ripe grapes that developed plenty of aromas and flavors. It was also a cooler year. This is a long-distance runner. Today, the 2018 Aalto is more approachable and shows better balance. 40,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2020. They have a new white first produced in 2019 and a non-vintage red blend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the winery. They are also going to release small lots of library releases. The 2018s reflect the cooler year and show more integrated oak, following the path of the 2017.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Castilla y Leon 1x500cl 3 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £669.00
Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £453.00
2019

Aalto Ribera del Duero PS 2019 (6x75cl)
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: £453.00
Abadia Retuerta El Campanario 1996 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £322.00
1996

Abadia Retuerta El Campanario 1996 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

The 100% Tempranillo 1996 Cuvee Campanario represents a blend of the finest parcels of Tempranillo. The wine was aged in 100% new French Limousin oak for 16 months, then bottled without filtration. It reveals a saturated purple color, and is more backward both aromatically and on the palate, as well as more impressive. The wine's bouquet falls in the black fruit spectrum of aromas - blackberries, black raspberries, and overripe cherries. Full-bodied and tightly-knit, with intriguing mineral notes, this powerful, rich, layered wine could easily pass for a top-class Bordeaux in a blind tasting. The result of 28 days of maceration, the high tannin is sweet and well-integrated in the wine's framework. However, I would not recommend drinking this offering for 2-3 more years. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2020. Congratulations are in order for this impressive new winery that is already turning out wines of exceptional quality.
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6x75cl 5 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £322.00
Abadia Retuerta Pago Negralada 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £350.00
2016

Abadia Retuerta Pago Negralada 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

Perhaps the finest vintage produced to date of their iconic Tempranillo is the 2016 Pago Negralada, which has a mixture of red and black fruit, some spices and firm but fine-grained tannins that give it tension and a chalky sensation in the texture. It's tasty and balanced, with good ripeness and freshness, medium to full-bodied, with stuffing and balance to develop nicely in bottle. I was surprised to see it has 15% alcohol, as it is very well disguised. 9,769 bottles, 611 magnums and 40 double magnums produced from 35 barrels. It was bottled in May 2018. 2016 marked the 20th anniversary of Abadía Retuerta, who came out with their seminal 1996s at the end of the century, and that somehow changed the view many had about the region just outside the boundaries of Ribera del Duero (part of their vineyards are inside the appellation, as the limit crosses the property). They have produced a 20th-anniversary red and released a white Cuvée Palomar produced mostly with Godello grapes and a red Cuvée Palomar in magnum to celebrate their anniversary. In the meantime, they fermented the first wine from the recovered ancient vineyard they found in 2007, which they have been recovering since, and they have filed the documentation to request the classification as Vino de Pago, the single-vineyard appellation that really makes sense in places like Abadía Retuerta. They now produce some 500,000 bottles from their 192 hectares of vineyards that are divided in 54 different plots, and they have conducted multiple studies of climate change—behavior of the plants and micro-vinifications of different plots—lead by the team of chief winemaker Ángel Anocíbar and consultant Pascal Delbeck. They surely have more knowledge of their vineyards than the majority of wineries in the zone.
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5-7 weeks

6x75cl 2 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £350.00
Abadia Retuerta PV Petit Verdot 2015 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £185.00
2015

Abadia Retuerta PV Petit Verdot 2015 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The real surprise of the tasting, the 2015 Petit Verdot is truly spectacular in this warm year, possibly the best bottling of this varietal they have done so far. It is open, expressive and elegant, with an unusually perfumed nose showing aromas of dry flowers, citrus peel and oriental spices. It has none of the roasted notes the variety can sometimes deliver, and I would have difficulties naming the variety if I tasted it blind. The palate is medium to full-bodied with very fine tannins and great harmony; this is elegant, hiding its power. It has tremendous freshness. It seems like the variety thrives in years like 2015—it's expressive, tasty and very long. This is scarce, and scarcity is reflected in the price. 3,245 bottles, 90 magnums and 20 double magnums were filled in May 2017 from 12 barrels. A monumental bottle of Petit Verdot. 2015 was a warm year, but the end of the summer was milder, which is what made the difference with the majority of warm vintages, and the wines are nicely balanced. As for 2017 was also very warm and was marked by frost, but they were nearly untouched.
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5-7 weeks

1x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £185.00
Alilian Buenagente 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £337.00
2014

Alilian Buenagente 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (88)

The oaky 2014 Buenagente has notes of sawdust and toast coupled with some spices. The palate reveals fine-grained tannins and a dry finish. 57,000 bottles. It was bottled in June 2016.
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 5 88 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £337.00
Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2015 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £249.00
2015

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2015 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (97)

This is a very tight and fine-grained red with a compressed mouthfeel. The fruit comes through to a class and elegance. Such length. Ethereal structure. Unique. Drink or hold.
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5-7 weeks

Catalunya 1x150cl 3 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £249.00
Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2015 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £319.00
2015

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2015 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

This is a very tight and fine-grained red with a compressed mouthfeel. The fruit comes through to a class and elegance. Such length. Ethereal structure. Unique. Drink or hold.
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5-7 weeks

Catalunya 3x75cl 2 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £319.00
Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £587.00
2015

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

This is a very tight and fine-grained red with a compressed mouthfeel. The fruit comes through to a class and elegance. Such length. Ethereal structure. Unique. Drink or hold.
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5-7 weeks

Catalunya 6x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £587.00
Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £205.21
2018

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2018 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96+)

The origin of everything here and the first single-vineyard red, the 2018 Finca Dofí excels in 2018. Those 10 hectares planted 20 years ago in the village of Gratallops are mostly Garnacha, but the wine also has some 8% Cariñena and 2% white grapes. They all fermented after being destemmed and lightly crushed in oak vats with indigenous yeasts. The wine matured in large oak barrels (bocoyes and foudres) for 16 months. This is the refined version of the Gratallops (the vineyard is in the village!) but with an extra degree of depth and complexity, especially nuance and elegance, showcasing the captivating finesse and harmony of the vintage, which is a little in the style of the 2016 with more energy. I see that these 2018s are quite transparent and show the style of the zone, the iron soils, the dusty roads and the warmth of the soils; it's round and lush, spherical but with a spike of freshness. The élevage has been polished so as to render it almost invisible. This is drinkable now, and I think it's also going to age nicely in bottle and drink nicely throughout its life. 29,540 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2020.
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Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £498.00
2018

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96+)

The origin of everything here and the first single-vineyard red, the 2018 Finca Dofí excels in 2018. Those 10 hectares planted 20 years ago in the village of Gratallops are mostly Garnacha, but the wine also has some 8% Cariñena and 2% white grapes. They all fermented after being destemmed and lightly crushed in oak vats with indigenous yeasts. The wine matured in large oak barrels (bocoyes and foudres) for 16 months. This is the refined version of the Gratallops (the vineyard is in the village!) but with an extra degree of depth and complexity, especially nuance and elegance, showcasing the captivating finesse and harmony of the vintage, which is a little in the style of the 2016 with more energy. I see that these 2018s are quite transparent and show the style of the zone, the iron soils, the dusty roads and the warmth of the soils; it's round and lush, spherical but with a spike of freshness. The élevage has been polished so as to render it almost invisible. This is drinkable now, and I think it's also going to age nicely in bottle and drink nicely throughout its life. 29,540 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2020.
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5-7 weeks

Catalunya 6x75cl 5 96+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £498.00
Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £465.00
2019

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The single-vineyard red 2019 Finca Dofí comes from the 14 hectares of vines planted across three parajes (lieu-dits) in Gratallops. This year, it's 87% Garnacha, 12% Cariñena and 1% white grapes (Garnacha Blanca and Macabeo. It fermented in oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in large oak barrels (bocoyes and foudres) for 14 months. It's classy, elegant and fresh with very clean aromas and flavors, not lacking concentration or power. There is superb definition and purity here; it has to be the finest and most elegant Dofí to date. It has finer tannins and more elegance than La Baixada this year. The 2018 was fragrant and this has more clout but superb balance. These two vintages have been great for Dofí. I still remember the 2005, hard as nails then and what the wine is now—spherical and velvety. Dofí on a roll... It was bottled in May 2021, and 21,146 bottles were produced.
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5-7 weeks

Catalunya 6x75cl 5 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £465.00
Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2020 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £221.00
2020

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Finca Dofi 2020 (3x75cl)
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Catalunya 3x75cl 2 - In Bond: £221.00
Alvaro Palacios Priorat Gratallops 2021 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £234.00
2021

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Gratallops 2021 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94-96)

The blend of the 2021 Gratallops was higher in Cariñena than in the 2020 (25%), which resulted in a wine with a lower pH (3.37), the tendency that makes the 2021s more vibrant. They used some 40% full clusters for the fermentation (rather than adding the stems like in the past). The wine has acid berry freshness; and right now it's a bit difficult with the tannins and the acidity, but one more year of élevage should make it more polished. It should be long-lived and fresh. The expect some 17,300 bottles to be filled around April 2023.
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~1 week

Catalunya 6x75cl 1 94-96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £234.00
Alvaro Palacios Priorat L'Ermita 2016 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £2,576.00
2016

Alvaro Palacios Priorat L'Ermita 2016 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97-100)

As I saw in some of the other wines, there is a lot more Cariñena in the still unbottled 2016 L'Ermita than in the 2015. The varietal breakdown was approximately 85% Garnacha, 14% Cariñena and 1% white grapes—Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo and PX. The grapes are manually sorted and destemmed by the team that picks them and are put to ferment in an oak vat with the natural yeasts from the grapes. Malolactic was in barrique, which is where the wine was maturing when I tasted it. It has electric acidity that makes it vibrant, even if the nose might be a bit shy. I don't remember a vintage of L'Ermita with this concentration and acidity. We have to see how the élevage rounds it out, but this could be a very important vintage for L'Ermita. The expectation is to bottle some 2,000 bottles of this in May/June 2018.
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Alvaro Palacios Priorat L'Ermita 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £2,075.00
2018

Alvaro Palacios Priorat L'Ermita 2018 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

The flagship 2018 L'Ermita is already classified as Gran Vinya Classificada, the new category of grand cru vineyards from the Priorat appellation of origin. Like the 2017, the blend here is mostly Garnacha with about 20% Cariñena (the highest for this wine) and 2% of white grapes. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in oak vats with a maceration of 56 days and matured in oak barrels of different sizes for 14 months. The grapes were picked quite late but on the same date as the previous year, the 17th of October, because the vineyard is so regular. The wine is aromatic, intense and elegant, with a lifted nose and a high-pitched note of violet pastille, more refined than the Aubaguetes and Baixada. It is classical and proportioned, with contained and complex aromas and flavors and lots of energy, light in its feel but with inner power and strength. As with most great wines, it should develop nicely and for a long time in bottle but will drink well throughout its life. Grand vin, yes. 2,440 bottles were filled in April 2020.
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Catalunya 3x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,075.00
Alvaro Palacios Priorat L'Ermita 2019 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £2,654.00
2019

Alvaro Palacios Priorat L'Ermita 2019 (3x75cl) You can tell just what a leviathan the 2019 L’Ermita will be from the nose. Compelling, concentrated and complex with macerated raspberry and blueberry fruit with an edge of vanilla and heady spice. Even with this, the nose does not prepare you for how huge this wine is on the palate; a liquid red and black fruit bomb with melting tannins which dissolve instantaneously. The acidity is wonderfully present in this wine and this gives the body phenomenal lift and presence. With incredible power and poise, this L’Ermita will doubtless be worthy in time of the new Gran Vinya Classificada designation that its 2017 counterpart has just achieved.
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5-7 weeks

Catalunya 3x75cl 2 - Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,654.00
Alvaro Palacios Priorat Terrasses VV 2014 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £178.00
2014

Alvaro Palacios Priorat Terrasses VV 2014 (1x300cl)
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5-7 weeks

Catalunya 1x300cl 1 - In Bond: £178.00

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