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Red Wine Embruix de Vall Llach 2018

Crianza red wine from Priorat. 5 varieties aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Wineries: Celler Vall Llach
ñ 92 91 91

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: €17.90

Special Price €17.10

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Produced by Vall Llach, one of the most prestigious names in the DOQ Priorat, Embruix de Vall Llach is the entry-level Spanish red wine of the winery.

This red wine is made from a blend of 32% Grenache, 26% Merlot, 21% Syrah, 15% Carignan and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon.

The grapes come from young vines planted on mild and steep slopes, composed of the slate soils typical of Priorat.

Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, with gentle pump-overs and punch-downs, and lasted 17 days. After that, this red wine from Priorat was macerated for 12 days and underwent malolactic fermentation in the tanks.

Finally, Embruix de Vall Llach 2018 was aged for 12 months in 3rd and 4th year French oak barrels of different sizes.

Decant 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
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Appearance

The red wine Embruix de Vall Llach has a deep cherry colour with a violet rim.

Nose

Deep and intense, this blend of Grenache, Carignan, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon carries some juicy aromas of raspberries and blackberries, with hints of liquorice, graphite, spices and aromatic herbs over a dark mineral background.

Palate

Still unfolding, this Crianza red wine has an enticing minerality, good focus, smooth tannins and a superb acidity. Black fruit, mineral, garrigue, spices and cocoa. This wine from Celler Vall-Llach has a long finish reminiscent of balsam, toast and liquorice.

Our personal opinion

Juicy and characterful, Embruix de Vall Llach 2018 is a purebred, yet approachable Priorat.

OTHER VINTAGES

Embruix de Vall Llach 2017:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.

Embruix de Vall Llach 2016:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 91.

Embruix de Vall Llach 2015:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 92.

Embruix de Vall Llach 2014:

42% Grenache, 24% Carignan, 22% Merlot and 12% Syrah. Enterwine 91. Peñín 93.

Embruix de Vall Llach 2013:

Blend of the same varieties.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Peñin Score 92
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Garnacha 32%, Syrah 26%, Merlot 21%, Cariñena 15%, Cabernet Sauvignon 6%
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Game animals, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates, Stew, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
2 Reviews
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They have begun to reduce the oak impact, and that has been good for the wine. Now it feels more expansive and less suffocated, with plenty of room for expressing its delightfully mineral side.
Review by (Posted on 11 June 2018)
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Wanna know Priorat? Solve the equation. Power + slate soil remembrances + an intense nose + long finish = Embruix.
Review by (Posted on 14 November 2017)
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