Vall Llach Mas de la Rosa 2016

Single estate red wine made from centenary Carignan and Grenache, aged for 16 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 16 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 16º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Grapes Varieties: Carignan, Grenache Red,
Wineries: Celler Vall Llach
ñ 93 95 94

Availability: In stock

€85.75
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This is arguably Vall Llach's "Grand Cru." In other words, the top wine of one of Priorat's top wineries.

This Spanish red wine is made exclusively from grapes coming from a single estate, called Mas de la Rosa.

South-oriented, the estate is located at an altitude of 600 metres above sea level. It is planted with centenary vineyards, firmly rooted in extremely steep, almost unworkable slopes composed of the famed, black slate llicorella soil of Priorat.

Vall Llach Mas de la Rosa 2016 is a blend of very old Carignan, complemented with Grenache, both of which varieties were harvested in late October.

Selected and destemmed, they were cold-macerated for 3 days and then fermented in 225 and 500-litre oak barrels and in little stainless steel tanks, with daily punch-downs and mild pump-overs.

After that, this red wine from Priorat was aged in new French oak barrels for 16 months.

This Crianza red wine by the Vall Llach winery has a long lifespan. Drink until 2030.

Decant no less than 3 hours before drinking.

Extremely limited production: only 1,000 bottles.

This is one of the six Catalan wines awarded with the "Vi de Finca Qualificada” distinction, Catalonia's highest legal recognition concerning wine quality.

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Appearance

Vall Llach Mas de la Rosa has a bright, intense, dark cherry colour with a garnet rim.

Nose

This estate red wine Finca Mas de la Rosa by Vall Llach is immensely deep, with an unending aromatic richness. The purity of aromas is out of this world, with some distilled, pristine aromas of wild berries and a seemingly unending parade of nuances, from red and blue flowers and menthol, to spices, liquorice and mineral. Dim notes of spices and, again, a marvelously intoxicating mineral finish.

Palate

This blend of Carignan and Grenache from Priorat makes one's heart beat faster. Sturdy, wonderfully textured, concentrated and super intense. Palate is phenomenal, though still a bit compressed, and acidity is crisp and laser-like. Minerality is so present that sometimes the wine feels almost like drinking liquid stone. Tannins are ripe, nutritious, and the ending is matched by very few wines. An this wine is only in its beginnings!  Exhilarating.

Our personal opinion

Vall Llach Mas de la Rosa 2016. One of Priorat's best wines. One of a kind.

OTHER VINTAGES

Vall Llach Mas de la Rosa 2014:

Not released.

Vall Llach Mas de la Rosa 2013:

Peñín 94. Parker 92..

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Four hours before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Peñin Score 93
Enterwine's Score 95
Media rating 94
Percentage of variety Cariñena 90%, Garnacha 10%.
Pairings Aged cheeses, Alone, Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted red meats, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, To bring to an engagement
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Struggling, slowly growing in the bottle, but of course not quite there. It needs a full 7 years to begin to come together. By all accounts, this is an investment in the future. Review by Lee Iaccocca (Posted on 03/04/2019)
astounding
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World-class. So deep it is almost frightening. Store and forget for 5 years minimum. Review by I am Jack's wine (Posted on 12/12/2018)
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I've been a follower of this wine year after year. This time I've got myself 4 bottles. Drank one. It is monumental, but still a child. I will store the other three for at least 5 years. Review by Lynyrd (Posted on 16/01/2018)
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