2015 Celler Cecilio Black Slate Gratallops, Priorat (750ml)

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# ESBLGR15BE
Country: Spain
Region: Priorat
Grape Varietal: Grenache
Review Score: 90WA
Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

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The Black Slate series wines are produced by different producers from different villages of Priorat for US importer Eric Solomon, as is the case of the 2015 Black Slate Gratallops from Celler Cecilio. They want to show the character of the Priorat grapes in the different villages. It's a blend of Cariñena, Garnacha and Syrah from (guess what?) slate soils that fermented separately with indigenous yeasts and with 20% of the volume being raised in oak barrels for some eight or nine months. I noticed the Syrah here, combined with classical Gratallops sweet Garnacha and a pinch of spices. The palate is medium-bodied, with the fine slate texture, generous, warm and showy, but without excess, with the graphite holding it together. This is a Gratallops Vi de Villa. There are 26,500 bottles produced.

90 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 227 - Oct 2016)