Planets De Prior Pons 2008, Doq Priorat

Red Blend Red Blend
Priorat, Spain

$22.95 (314559)

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This excellent Priorat is a five grape blend with grenache in the post position at 40%. It has quite generous ripe plummy, nutty and tarry flavours, with a touch of meatiness. Its medium full bodied, fairly soft and juicy. Very good concentration and warmth with some Priorat minerality on the finish. Best 2013 to 2018. Score: 90 (David Lawrason, www.WineAlign.com, Jan 2013)
90 pts
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January 19, 2013
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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

http://o.canada.com/2013/01/21/a-wine-list-of-twenty-somethings/ "carries a dolor quarry of licorella, the black...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This excellent Priorat is a five grape blend with grenache in the post position at 40%. It has quite generous ripe...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A rich, ripe, cedary, intensely flavoured, generously alcoholic and mouth filling example of Priorat here, at an...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

An unmistakable Priorat nose, sensual, floral and generous, the 2008 Planets is a modern and highly appealing red...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Dark-opaque ruby in colour, the 2008 Planets de Prior Pons offers inviting aromas of ripe dark raspberried currants...

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2008 Planets De Prior Pons is composed of 40% Cariñena, 40% Garnacha, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 5% Syrah and was aged for 12 months in French and American oak. It is a medium bodied, integrated wine with intense aromas of black currant, blackberry, figs, prune, dark chocolate, leather, oak and vanilla. It has a good fruit/tannin/acidity balance, grippy tannins (decant for 1 hour) and a long, smooth and silky finish. Food friendly, but sipper in my view; drink now-2023+. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 92 pts - recommended buy/amazing value/grab by the case. Tasted Jan/13.

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Mike de Maria
Mike de Maria

Wonderful balance between fruit flavours, savoury flavours, wood, tannins, acidity. Dark fruits with some earthy mushroom/truffle like flavours, licorice and spicy oak notes. Really very nice.

New world, with old world character....

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urotsukidoji

fantastic

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

The nose is impressive , providing fascinating whiffs of brown sugar, lavender, blueberry pie and cola. It's strong, structured & finishes with hits of chocolate/ truffle and stony minerality.

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Adam
Adam

Generous dark fruit, peppery spice and earthy herbs. Quite powerful but the elegance is maintained with flavours being drawn out on a balanced palate with a fairly long finish. A bit of mineral bite with some heat at the end being the only thing that betrays the 14.5% alcohol.

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