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Els Pájaros 2016

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Els Pájaros 2016


  • Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14


ñ 92
Peñín Score 92
Enterwine Score 93
Media rating 93

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This is the new vintage of the Spanish red wine previously known as 2 Pájaros.

Produced by Celler Capçanes, a winery based in DO Montsant, Els Pájaros is a single varietal Samsó (aka Carignan) made from grapes 50 to 110 years of age grown in slate, limestone and clay soils.

Harvested in late September, the grapes were selected, destemmed and gently crushed. Then they fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature. After that, this red wine from Montsant was transferred into 500-litre French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation.

Finally, Els Pájaros 2016 was aged for 12 months in 300-litre French oak barrels. The last step was ageing the wine in tanks for 3 months to smoothen its edges.

Decant this Carignan from Montsant at least 1 hour before drinking. Production is extremely limited: only 1,800 bottles.

Drink over the next 8 years.

Additional Information


The red wine Els Pájaros has a nice, bright cherry colour with a garnet rim.


As is usually the case with the variety, this Samsó (better named Carignan) feels deep, enticing and terroir-oriented. Loads of aromatic herbs and rich mineral suggestions, with a lively note of liquorice, a spicy touch and juicy notes of cranberries, bitter cocoa and flowers. Though it opens rather tight, Els Pájaros becomes truly expressive when it starts to deliver.


Long, confident and smooth, this red wine from Capçanes has a substantial volume sustained by a solid, fat-free skeleton and a superb acidity. Focused and well-defined, the fruit is nuanced by some toasted notes and deep mineral nuances. Tannins promise a long life, and the ending is very persistent, with some earthy and toasted remembrances.

Our personal opinion

Elegant and complex, Els Pájaros 2016 will improve considerably in the bottle over the next 5 years. Pair it with hearty dishes.


2 Pájaros 2011:

Enterwine 93. Peñin 93. Parker 90.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker Score No
Peñin Score 92
Our Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Samsó
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Bull meat, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. Birds from Montsant review by Jonas and the Whale on 3/8/2019

    This red wine provides a depth and edge which to my mind only old Carignans convey. Invigorating!!

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