2015 Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofi, Priorat (750ml)

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Country: Spain
Region: Priorat
Grape Varietal: Grenache
Review Score: 97JS, 95WA
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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This is a very tight and fine-grained red with a compressed mouthfeel. The fruit comes through to a class and elegance. Such length. Ethereal structure. Unique. Drink or hold.

97 points, James Suckling (Jul 2017)

The 2015 Finca Dofí is mostly Garnacha with a 4% pinch of Cariñena and some white grapes from the vineyard that names it. Although there are some differences, mainly in the fringes and extremes, most of the soils from Priorat are very similar, with decomposed slate called "llicorella." Most of Palacios's wines are produced in a very similar way, with natural fermentation of destemmed and crushed grapes in oak vats and élevage in oak casks—in this case, larger bocoys and foudres—for 16 months. This wine has gained in drinkability since 2010-2011, and this lighter vintage feels even more approachable, with very clean flavors and unnoticeable tannins. It finishes very tasty and with subtle earthiness. 22,742 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2017.

95 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 236 - Apr 2018)