2007 Camins del Priorat
The 2007 is the first vintage of the Camins, which joins the rather prestigious company of the three other wines in Alvaro's Priorat range, topped off by the now iconic Ermita. Camins is certainly the most economically priced, its price-tag representing outstanding value for a wine that has been sourced from the steep slate terraces of Gratallops and surrounding villages. The wine is made from 50% Samsó, 40% Garnacha and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Ageing takes place for 8 months in barrels and wooden vats. The result is typically glossy, velvety even, a Pinot Noir on heat if you like. read more...And if you, quite reasonably, don't like that description, what about black cherry, a hint of wood smoke, iris, raspberry and gentle spice. Ripe and generous, this will work well with richer sauce-based dishes and most red meats. (hide)
SIWC 90 - International Wine Cellar 90 Points Bright ruby. Complex, highly aromatic nose melds zesty red berries, minerals, flowers and Asian spices; smells a lot like a sexy pinot noir. Perfumed and sweet in the mouth, with a silky texture and sweet raspberry flavor framed by supple tannins. Gentle acidity gives energy to the wine and adds bite to the tangy, focused finish. This is the first vintage for this bottling.