Domini De La Cartoixa Formiga De Galena 2009

Red Blend Red Blend
Priorat, Spain

$25.95 (344671)

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November 23, 2013

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Pure prune juice on the nose and palate - a wine for fans of the very ripe, though it must be said that this profile...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Lean, a touch volatile, juicy but largely disappointing for the price. Lots of spicy oak, notes of cherry and clove....

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

There's definite sophistication to this Garnacha-Carinena-Syrah blend from Priorat, but there's also a sense in which the fruit components fail to hold together and seem at odds with one another. The initial nose is dried fruit, raisin and prune, and while that lingers, fresher aromas and flavours emerge later, including cherry and red berries, with some spice and wood in the background. The harmony comes and goes, and while there's good complexity and nuance here, the integration isn't entirely successful. A good value for Priorat, and an intriguing effort, but not a great value overall.

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