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Terroir al Límit Arbossar 2017

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€53.95
Agricultura biodinámica

Terroir al Límit Arbossar 2017

Characteristics

  • Reserva. 18 Months in tanks
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

P 95
Parker Score 95
95
Enterwine Score 95
95
Media rating 95

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€53.95
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Details

The single varietal, old-vines Carignan Arbossar is crafted by Terroir al Límit. Run by German-born winemaker Dominik Huber, it is one of Priorat's most sophisticated and boundary-pushing wineries.

A single estate Spanish red wine, it is produced from over 90-year-old grapevines totalizing less than 2 hectares and farmed following the principles of biodynamic agriculture

The plot is located at an altitude of 400 metres above sea level near the town of Torroja del Priorat. Soils are composed of black slate and granite.

Harvested by hand, the whole bunches of grapes were gently macerated for 14 days to avoid over-extraction and excessive astringency.

After that, Terroir al Límit Arbossar 2017 was fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged for 18 months in a 1,800-litre wooden vat and in used oak barrels.

Drink this old-vines Carignan from now until 2030.

It is essential to decant this red wine from Priorat a minimum of 2 hours before you drink it.

4,600 bottles produced.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Terroir al Límit Arbossar has a very bright, clean, dense, high cherry-coloured robe with some bluish tinges.

Nose

This remarkable old-vines Carignan delights for its depth and purity of expression. Intense and fragrant aromas of plums, blackcurrants, blueberries and blackberries, along with touches of laurel, balsam, thyme, tobacco leaves, coffee and menthol. On the background, deep, pulsating, ever-present mineral notions.

Palate

Linear and focused, this Arbossar by Terroir al Límit conveys real depth and an amazing sense of terroir. Medium-bodied and with excellent definition, it depicts an image of Priorat which is quite different from the usual one. Tension instead of mass, freshness instead of heat, agility instead of weight.  The flavours literally dance on the palate: bitter cocoa, dry earth, garrigue, flowers, mineral. Everything is in the right place, and with plenty of room for growth. Great acidity, bold tannins and long, memorable finish.

Our personal opinion

No wonder that Terroir al Límit Arbossar 2017 always gets stupendous Parker scores. The current vintage is a particularly expressive and appealing one.

OTHER VINTAGES

Terroir al Límit Arbossar 2015:

Enterwine 95. Parker 95. James Suckling 95.

Terroir al Límit Arbossar 2013:

Parker 95. Peñín 95. Enterwine 95.

Terroir al Límit Arbossar 2012:

Parker 95. Peñín 95.

Terroir al Límit Arbossar 2011:

Parker 94. Peñín 93. Aged for 18 months.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Two hours before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in tanks
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Parker Score 95
Peñin Score No
Our Score 95
Media rating 95
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Cariñena
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Cold meats, Duck, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty plates, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner
  1. Great Priorat review by Élan vital on 4/1/2019
    Value

    Absolutely spellbinding. Not yet 5 stars, though, still too young.

  2. the boss review by Huey on 3/15/2018
    Value

    This is great, believe you me. Not the cheapest wine around. However, the years work wonders on this wine. I recently had a 2009 and was flabbergasted.

  3. is the man review by DH on 11/14/2017
    Value

    The great Dominik Huber is behind the bodega Terroir, arguably the most radical winery of all in Priorat. Dominik's wines have breathtaking intensity and astounding finesse, and most of them come from high-altitude vineyards. This wine - not the absolute top of the winery, whose price skyrockets to 200 euros - shows that an old Carignan can be a world-class wine. No more and no less.

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