Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofí 2009

Red Blend Red Blend
Priorat, Spain

$90.00 (730184)

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92 pts
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Critic Reviews (4)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Sourced from a single vineyard, the marvellous 2009 Finca Dofí reminds me of the only other vintage I have tasted...

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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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Thomas Tiveron
Thomas Tiveron

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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