Priorat Wines

Priorat Wines

Best Priorat Wines

With over five thousand acres of vineyards stretching towards the horizon, the Catalonian DOQ known as Priorat is a truly magical place. It boasts a completely unique terroir, characterized primarily by a volcanic combination of black slate and quartz, a profile that further splits into several viticultural microcosms. The climate in the area differs from more continental regions in that it receives coverage from both cold northern winds and the warm, eastern Mistral. The rivers Siurana and Monsant bring life to the surrounding valleys, and the soil composition helps anchor the plants, saving them from winds that would cripple the plants in other areas. It’s worth mentioning that the terroir of the area is often expressed through one particular scent, and that is wet pavement. Imagine taking a walk in the outskirts of town, as a gorgeous rainbow arch splits the sky after rainfall. The smell of moisture in the air juxtaposed with warm nostalgia.

These conditions are perfect for the region’s dominant grape varietal, the red Garnacha Tinta. Depending on the winery, you should expect to also encounter Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and Carignan. The French varietals add a lovely touch of black fruit to any blend they’re in, while the Garnacha and Carignan lean more towards lush red fruit.

This diversity adds to the sense of intrigue during sampling and makes each bottle a completely new and unique journey to drink. The region’s viticultural history dates back to the 12th century, and a developed palate might just allow you to get in touch with a bygone era.

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  1. 2015 Rene Barbier Clos Mogador Manyetes Vi de Vila Gratallops Spain Red 750 ml
    2015 Rene Barbier Clos Mogador Manyetes Vi de Vila Gratallops - 750 ml
    96
    RP
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    ...This is always a very fresh wine from a very warm place. It has some graphite and wet slate notes with a marked personality early on...

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    - 750 ml
    $62.95
  2. Rene Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat Nelin
    2016 Rene Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat Nelin - 750 ml
    95+
    RP
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    The white from Clos Mogador, the 2016 Nelin has concentration and a juicy palate with a flinty/reductive twist... This is a blend of six grape varieties (but with a base of Garnacha Blanca), and the wine has great complexity and nuance. It ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $57.95
  3. Rene Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat
    2016 Rene Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat - 750 ml
    98
    RP
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    ...There is a lively sensation on the palate, vivacious and with very fine tannins. It has a meaty touch and feels really young , despite the long élevage. There is a strong mineral sensation on the palate, something that is a textur..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $87.95
  4. 2016 Clos Erasmus Laurel Spain Red 1.5L
    2016 Clos Erasmus Laurel - 1.5L
    95
    JD
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2016 Laurel is sensational stuff and, in truth, matches several older vintages of the grand vin in quality. A blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 16 months in a mix of oak, concrete, and amphora, this..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $109.00
  5. 2016 Clos Erasmus Laurel Spain Red 750 ml
    2016 Clos Erasmus Laurel - 750 ml
    95
    JD
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2016 Laurel is sensational stuff and, in truth, matches several older vintages of the grand vin in quality. A blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 16 months in a mix of oak, concrete, and amphora, this..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $47.95
  6. 2016 La Cartuja Spain Red 750 ml
    2016 La Cartuja - 750 ml
    92
    W&S
    Availability: In Stock
    Here’s a good entry point to the wines of Priorat: A garnacha-based blend, this has touches of slate, but it’s mainly focused on fruity notes of blackberries and cherries. Earthiness links the fruit and the firm, sharp tannins, ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $17.95
  7. 2017 Familia Nin-Ortiz Planetes de Nin Spain Red 750 ml
    2017 Familia Nin-Ortiz Planetes de Nin - 750 ml
    95
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    The 2017 Planetes de Nin comes from the four hectares of 20-year-old Garnacha and 11-year-old Cariñena in the Planetes vineyard in Porrera at 450 meters in altitude. It's 60% Garnacha (some of it Peluda) and the rest Cariñena,..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $44.99
  8. 2017 Familia Nin-Ortiz Nit de Nin Mas d’en Cacador Spain Red 750 ml
    2017 Familia Nin-Ortiz Nit de Nin Mas d’en Cacador - 750 ml
    97+
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2017 Nit de Nin Mas d’en Caçador is a vintage they talk about like this: "We will remember this vintage as one of the most extreme of the decade, along with that of 2012. It is in years like these that the work we do i..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $99.00
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