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Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofi Garnacha Blend

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From the pioneer of Priorat comes this single vineyard offering made from a blend of grenache and cabernets. It's a lush, sumptuous style that shows bucket loads of dark cherries and ripe raspberries on the nose, together with whiffs of anise spice, toast and earthiness. The palate is plush and powerful, with a deep core of black fruit flavours, tight solid tannins, and an impressive spicy finish. This needs time in the cellar, or loads of air and some rare roast meats. Top stuff!

Winemaker's Notes

A gorgeous boof of velvet perfume. Great balance, extreme length. Pomegranate, cherry, floral, rose petal, soot and tons of mineral. Fermented in foudre, 6 months on malo lees and 18 months barrel maturation.

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Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofi Garnacha Blend

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Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
Finca Doff is a single vineyard planted by Palacios when he started working in Priorat in the late 1980s. It has been in transformation away from the French cabernet et al., and now in 2008 the garnacha component is 80% of the blend. There's darker colour here, it's exuberant and mysteriously minerally, with smells of orange crush, cassis, purple flowers and mountain herbs - pure and striking, essence-like presence. The palate's mapped out with the aid or more new oak again, yet it has strident focus and purity from top to toe. Black cherry, cassis and blood plum fruits run deep and bright, with impressive fleshy weight that holds shape amid powerful, long, fine tannins that are neatly balanced and deliver a long, soulful finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
Angus Hughson (2005 Vintage) says
The Finca Dofi is sourced from a single vineyard on the estate of which 60% is Grenache with a little Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Carignan also in the blend. The colour is a deep ruby and the wine shows greater complexity than the Les Terrasses. While minerality is the dominant theme there is also some smoky and almost violet characters. It is deeply flavoured and structured yet perfectly balanced with fruit of great length. Best of all it will drink beautifully for 10-15 or more years.

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