|220,000 - 260,000 bottles
£31.45/ 0.75 L btl
Camins del Priorat is an affordable wine in an accessible style but with the class and distinction which we have grown to expect from Álvaro Palacios. 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. A wine for those who love the naturally beautiful and delightfully fragrant.
What does this wine taste like?
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.
|Picota cherry red / Intense / Violet glints
|Higly aromatic / Ripe red fruit / Roses / Liquorice / Mineral
|Rich / Powerful / Voluminous / Fresh
Drinking and storing
Mushrooms / Rice dishes / White meats
Ratings and awards
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson
Camins del Priorat is made primarily from indigenous varieties coming 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).
|Between 10 and 40 years
Álvaro Palacios came to the Priorat in 1989, 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...