Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofí 2009

Red Blend Red Blend
Priorat, Spain

$90.00 (730184)

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92 pts
5

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Finca Dofi is a single vineyard, planted mostly in 1992 by Palacios himself, using "ancestral methods", that is, high...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

From a single vineyard planted by Alvaro Palacios when he came to Priorat in the late eighties, this is predominantly...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

Finca Dofi is a place called biodynamic cultivated and planted with Grenache above. 2009 exhibits a very ripe fruit,...

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Community Reviews (2)

Thomas T
Thomas T

Alvaro explained how usually vineyards in the northern hemisphere face south, while this vineyard actually faced northeast to protect his grapes from the very strong sun. This wine is a blend of only three grape varieties consisting of garnacha, cabernet sauvignon, and syrah. An intense nose with jammy raspberry, herbaceous thyme and a slight hint of pepper. On the palate there is slightly more red fruit, particularly cherries. Tannic with a medium-full body.
Tasted March 2012.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2009 Álvaro Palacios Finca Dofí is a medium bodied, integrated wine, with intense aromas of both red and black fruit: namely black cherry, black currant and plum as well as faint vanilla and toasted oak. It is well balanced, with refined tannins and a long and smooth finish. Though enjoyable now, this wine can age for the next 10+ years - drink now-2025. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 92 pts.

Tasted during 'The Wines of Alvaro Palacios' tasting organized by WineAlign on March 19th, 2012.

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