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Camins del Priorat 2018

Camins del Priorat

2018
Priorat (Spain)
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Álvaro Palacios will never fail to surprise us. We may like his style and appreciate his way of crea...

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Details for Camins del Priorat 2018

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Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

Álvaro Palacios will never fail to surprise us. We may like his style and appreciate his way of creating wine, but what can't be denied either is his brilliance and his ability to adapt to contemporary times. A good example is Camins del Priorat, an affordable wine in an accessible style but with the class and distinction which we have grown to expect from Álvaro. The sort of wine we might term introductory, which enables us to become familiar with not only the firm's philosophy, but also the essence of the Priorat, without attaining the complexity of the grand classics or this winery's other offerings.

As the label itself seems to reflect, Camins del Priorat is a wine for those who love the naturally beautiful and delightfully fragrant. A wine which is presented as the bodega's entry level, but which shows its own definite character. Originating from vineyards in various municipalities (Gratallops, Porrera, Torroja, La Vilella Alta and La Vilella Baixa, Bellmunt, El Molar, El Lloar and Poboleda), at different altitudes and orientations, and from vines of varying ages (between 10 and 40 years old), Camins del Priorat is made primarily from indigenous varieties (50% Garnacha and 15% Cariñena with the addition of some Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot), offering a complex and balanced whole, a very fruit-forward wine that has the marked minerality typical of the Priorat terroir.

In the glass, most notable are its aromas of ripe fruit peel, juicy fruit, watermelon... Accompanying them are the floral notes, especially roses and carnations, which remind us of its similarity to Pétalos del Bierzo or even to Franziskaner-type beers in that floral touch, and discernible notes of banana. On the palate, it appears accessible, with a velvety texture and plenty of fruitiness, of blackberries and blackcurrants. Balanced, with good body, length and some sumptuous yet also silky tannins. A jovial and pleasant wine, modern and very well made... What more could you ask for from a winery's standard?

Mushrooms / Rice dishes / White meats

  • Vine age:Between 10 and 40 years
  • Soil:Llicorella
  • Climate:Mediterranean
  • Yields:Moderate yields
  • ViewPicota cherry red / Intense / Violet glints
  • Bouquet:Higly aromatic / Ripe red fruit / Liquorice / Roses / Mineral
  • Mouth:Powerful / Fresh / Rich / Voluminous
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 15ºC and 16ºC

Customer reviews

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by: ctcpayne@yahoo.com (12 Jun) - Vintage 2018

Perfect Priorat

Big , dark, juicy fruit with nice spice finish really enjoyable

by: Vinissimus Customer (22/12/2019) - Vintage 2018

More robust and fuller bodied than Rioja

Enjoy with a decent steak. More robust and fuller bodied than Rioja. A great producer that offers excellent value for this region.

by: Frederick Bamber (22/12/2019) - Vintage 2018

Always good

I have been drinking Camins del Priorat and for many years and have found it to be a very consistent quality

by: Ottito (29 Jul) - Vintage 2018

Excelente

Un vino que gusta a todos. Un Priorat típico con un cuerpo intenso

by: Gonzalo Cea López (10 Jul) - Vintage 2018

Disfrute absoluto

Camins del Priorat ofrece un equilibrio perfecto. Su tanino amable, su elegancia y compensación hace que la botella se agote sin que te des cuenta. Y esto, es lo mejor que puede suceder con un vino.

Álvaro Palacios

Álvaro Palacios

Álvaro Palacios came to the Priorat, to the town of Gratallops to be precise, following the lead of a group of local producers fully intending to pass on through their wines all the character of this land, full of its own brightness, with the shining Mediterranean sun, the gleaming slate in rocky crags, and brightly-coloured fennel in the olive groves. This is mystic, spiritual country tracing back its past to the Carthusian monks, who worked at cultivating vines for more th...