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Les Terrasses 2017

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€28.25

Les Terrasses 2017

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

93
Enterwine Score 93
93
Media rating 93

Availability: In stock

€28.25
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Details

After many years combining local and international varieties, the prestigious Álvaro Palacios decided to go full native with the 2017 vintage. Thus, this time Les Terrasses is made from a strict blend of Grenache and Carignan. A most inspired decision, we daresay.

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 the wine was transferred to French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation.

After that, Les Terrasses 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.

Drink this red wine from Priorat through 2030.

Decant Les Terrasses 2017 a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Les Terrasses has a lively, brilliant, bright cherry red coloured robe with a violet rim.

Nose

The intoxicating Les Terrasses from Priorat is as elegant as ever, but more characterful than in previous vintages. Fragrant and elegant balsamic notes, 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.

Palate

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 by 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, intense, and luxurious, Les Terrasses 2017 by the great Álvaro Palacios is a wine which, now more than ever, conveys a pure expression of the Priorat terroir.

OTHER VINTAGES

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.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
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 No
Our Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Garnacha, Cariñena.
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
  1. terrasses review by Capitalist anarchist on 8/23/2018
    Value

    This is the price-range where Priorat wines start to serious. This wine is bold, deep and amazingly long.

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