Red Wine Les Terrasses 2018
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After many years combining local and international varieties, the prestigious Álvaro Palacios decided to craft Les Terrasses only from native grapes. The 2018 vintage of this Spanish red wine is thus made solely from Grenache and Carignan.
Grown in the typical Priorat steep slate slopes, after an extremely selective harvest the grapes were deposited in concrete tanks, as well as stainless steel and wooden vats, for a cold pre-fermentation maceration, and a subsequent alcoholic fermentation.
The grapes were then separated from their lees without being filtered, clarified, or temperature stabilized. Then this Priorat red wine was transferred to French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation.
After that, this Crianza red wine was aged for 12 months in 20% new and 80% 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year French oak barrels, previously used to age the mighty Finca Dofí and L'Ermita. After that, the wine was transferred to deposits, where it was clarified, but not filtered.
You should decant Les Terrasses 2018 a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Les Terrasses has a lively, brilliant, bright cherry red coloured robe with a violet rim.
As elegant as ever, but even more characterful than in previous vintages. This old-vines Grenache and Carignan carries some fragrant balsamic aromas, floral nuances and some vegetable aromas. Slowly, as the wine opens, we are presented with pleasant toasted notes alongside hints of bramble and damson, underscored by some deep mineral and earthy undertones.
Tight, focused and nicely textured. Some delicate balsamic notes, mineral underones, marked fruits (berries), and sweet spices. Ripe, sweet tannins, lively acidity and a remarkable freshness. This red wine of Álvaro Palacios has a long finish that is persistent, and leaves mineral notes and mid-level toasted sensations on the palate.
|Our personal opinion||
Elegant and intense, Les Terrasses 2018 is more appealing than ever.
Les Terrasses 2017:
Enterwine 93. Parker 93. Peñín 93.
Les Terrasses 2016:
Carignan, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah. Enterwine 92. Parker 92-94. Peñín 94.
Les Terrasses 2015:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 92.
Les Terrasses 2014:
Peñín 94. Parker 93.
Les Terrasses 2013:
Parker 95. Peñín 95.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Other guides||J.Suckling 93.|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha 55%, Cariñena 45%, Otras variedades blancas 1%.|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Birds, bluefish, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|