2004 Melis - Priorat

SPAIN / CATALONIA /
  • 94 WA
  • 93 WS
  • Variety
    Regional Blend

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SKU: 186032-2004-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    From the same team that brings you the Central Coast's superb Sea Smoke Pinot Noirs comes Melis, a splendid example of what can be achieved in Priorat. The 2004 Melis, from an outstanding vintage, is a blend of 63% Grenache, 16% Carignan, 14% Syrah, and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged for 15 months in several sizes of 100% new Burgundian oak before being bottled without fining or filtration. Purple-colored, it exhibits sweet aromas of vanilla spice, toast, mineral, wild blueberry and blackberry. Full-bodied (a nicely concealed 15.5% alcohol) with a velvety palate-feel, layers of opulent black fruit flavors, ripe tannins, and a long, pure finish, this large-scaled wine can be enjoyed now and over the next 15-20 years. Bravo! -Jay Miller
    Drink Dates: 2007-2027
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    This red shows impressive concentration. It's full-bodied, with ripe, dark flavors of boysenberry and blackberry, anise and coffee. Mouthfilling tannins need time to soften. 800 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2018
    Author: Thomas Matthews
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 117 bottles owned
    • 32 collectors