(From 2010 Vintage) Idus is the result of a close collaboration between the Vall Llach estate and owners of trossos, or small vineyard blocks, who cultivate old-vine Carinena and Garnacha. These ancient vineyards, located near the towns of Porrera and Torroja, Priorat, produce the essential Priorat character of this wine. The head-pruned, tiny “bonsai” vines yield naturally concentrated grapes that produce an amazingly inky red wine with complex aromas and flavors. Containing notes of ripe forest berries, wet flint, licorice, fig, sweet spice and toasted hazelnuts, this wine has sumptuous density and structure with well-balanced tannins and acidity. Meant to drink now or age for up to 30 years, this wine should be opened a half hour before consuming and served between 55-60ºC.
Wine AdvocateRating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04