Alvaro Palacios

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98
points

Alvaro Palacios 2003 L’Ermita Red (Priorat)

  1. $440

Super pricey but this is a knock-your-socks-off wine with a gorgeous bouquet that shows not even a hint of syrup or jam. The palate is like a nova; it bursts with plum, blackberry and cinnamon. No harshness, not too tannic, and splendid on the finish, where toast and chocolate appear and stick around for a long time. It’s 80% old-vines Garnacha and 20% Cabernet…

 — M.S.  (10/1/2005)
95
points

Alvaro Palacios 2006 Finca Dofi Red (Priorat)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $90

Alvaro Palacios is as meticulous as any vintner when it comes to vine maintenance and winemaking. His Finca Dofi blends Garnacha and Cabernet Sauvignon with some Syrah and sometimes Merlot, and the result is extremely impressive vintage after vintage. This wine is alluring, silky smooth and endowed with beautiful herb and mineral notes along with light oak, fine…

 — M.S.  (10/1/2009)
94
points

Alvaro Palacios 2003 Finca Dofi Red (Priorat)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $70

Round and lush, with immense fruit from the nose to the palate. Beautifully balanced, with sweet plum and berry flavors, a lash of smoke and a touch of pepper and thyme. There’s nothing raw or earthy about this wine; it’s opulent and pure, a testament to vineyard management and great winemaking in a tough year. Doesn’t even need much cellar time; drink from 2006–09…

 — M.S.  (10/1/2005)
91
points

Alvaro Palacios 2003 Les Terrasses Red (Priorat)

  1. $32

Intense and colorful; one of the most flavorful and sizable versions of Terrasses on record. Flavors of boysenberry, blackberry and plum sizzle, while the layered palate spreads out nicely upon airing. Everything about this Cariñena-dominated wine is solid and precise. A really nice taste of Priorat at a fairly affordable price. Imported by Rare Wine Company.

 — M.S.  (10/1/2005)
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