2001 Rotllan Torra - Tirant 750ml

Spain - Catalonia - Priorato/ Red / Regional Blend
2001 Rotllan Torra - Tirant
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International Wine Cellar | 91(+?)

($80; a similar blend of century-old garnacha and carinena and newer plantings of syrah, merlot and cabernet sauvignon) Deep red. Exotic coconutty oak on the rather port-like nose. At once sweeter and more primary than the Amadis, with a penetrating minerality. Also quite oaky, but has more jammy plum and blackberry fruit to stand up to the wood. Still, it's hard to predict whether this slightly pruney wine will reward more time in bottle. Finishes with sweet tannins and good length. (My bottle of the 2000 release last year showed fresher acidity, but this is richer. ) (De Maison Selections, Chapel Hill, NC)

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 116

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Wine Advocate | 96-98

A prodigious effort, the 2001 Tirant is a 9,000-bottle cuvee made from 30% Grenache (90-100 years old), 25% Carignan (90-100 years old), 25% young vine Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, and 10% Merlot. Fermented in large oak foudres and aged 12 months in new French oak, it will be bottled with neither fining nor filtration. Inky/purple-colored to the rim, it boasts a spectacular bouquet of blueberries, blackberries, and the region's classic crushed stone minerality. This full-throttle yet remarkably elegant 2001 possesses tremendous intensity and texture as well as layers of flavor, but comes across as not over the top, overripe, or overly heavy. The 60-second finish reveals more noticeable tannin than the other cuvees. Give it 1-2 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 10-15. The 2001 Tirant is indeed a special wine.

Drink Dates: 2005-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 152

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Score: 94
Author: Juan K
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 02/27/2013

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Score: 97
Author: dave1161
Trust Rating: 14
Tasted On: 12/24/2008

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Score: 91
Author: Scooter
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 10/06/2008
Wonderful aromas of red and black fruit and spices; still a bit closed, even after a day or two; not as big as many Priorat reds; should improve with age

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