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2000 Alvaro Palacios L'Ermita Velles Vinyes

  • 90 WS
  • 98 IWC
  • Variety
    Regional Blend

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SKU: 52430-2000-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 98

    ($270) Bright medium ruby. An essence of berries on the nose; like a liqueur, with an almost medicinal suggestion of sheer concentration. Superripe and incredibly lush; as thick as this is, there's no heaviness thanks to its penetrating spiciness and solid backbone. Wonderfully perfumed in the mouth. Urgent finishing fruit currently hides the lush tannins. A wine of extraordinary length.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2001
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Polished, with vivid, alluring flavors of blueberry, blackberry and vanilla. Tannins are firm and well-integrated, and the finish echoes with floral, minty and smoky notes. 350 cases made.
    Author: Thomas Matthews
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  • With Alvaro Palacios' background, it's no surprise he's leading the pack of new superstar Spanish winemakers. The industry is in his blood, as his family owns respected Palacios Remondo in Rioja. Family ties don't produce great wine, though, and Alvaro has done plenty on his own to bolster his qualifications. He studied enology in Bordeaux, then worked at Chateau Petrus under Jean-Pierre Moueix, honing his winemaking skills. Instead of taking his experiences back to his family's estate, he blazed a new path straight to Priorat's steep hills and terraces. In 1990 he bought his first vineyard, Finca Dofi, and soon after added to it what has become his most acclaimed source, L'Ermita. The vineyard, planted between 1900 and 1940, faces northeast and offers up Garnacha meriting mass critical acclaim. Alvaro's lofty vision has been to craft a wine somewhere between a Petrus and a Grange; a cursory glance at the reviews makes his accomplishment immediately clear. His three wines: Les Terraces, Finca Dofi, but most importantly L'Ermita, have launched him to absolute cult status.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 90 bottles owned
    • 23 collectors