Vinis Catalonia, Cop De Ma Fort, DO Priorat, Spain 2017

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Legendary Priorat - on dramatically steep slate terraces like those of Banyuls just over the French border, low-yielding Garnacha and Carineña vines ooze tiny quantities of spicy, robust wines

Drawn from 10-30 year old vines on the slate/shale-rich, famous licorella soils. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks for 15 days, 12 of which are conducted in contact with the skins. Ageing takes place separately in two- to three-year-old French 225-litre barriques for eight months before a further three months in bottle before release.

Tasting Note: Red cherry and warm, oaky aromas precede a twist of spice. The palate is velvety and smooth with exceptional length.

Critics: Decanter 90 (2016)

40% Carignan (Carinena), 40% Garnacha (Grenache), 20% Syrah.