Buil & Giné’s entry-level Priorat blends 40 percent garnacha and 60 percent cariñena from vineyards throughout the region. It’s exuberant and expansive, with notes of black pepper and black fruits. It feels imposing, generously ripe with soft touches of slate. This is the wine you need for baby lamb chops.
92 points, Wine & Spirits (Oct 2018)
Bright magenta. Expressive, spice-tinged cherry, dark berries and fresh flowers on the perfumed nose. Sappy and energetic on the palate, offering intense boysenberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that turn sweeter with air. Very nicely concentrated and showing no rough edges. Closes silky, mineral and long, leaving appealingly sweet red fruit and spicecake notes behind.
91 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Apr 2019)
This red is dense yet lively, with floral and smoke notes that frame bright cherry and red plum flavors, backed by mineral, licorice and garrigue details. Bright acidity enlivens the silky texture, supported by well-integrated tannins. Cariñena and Garnacha. Drink now through 2028. 8,000 cases made, 3,500 cases imported.
90 points, Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator (Nov 2018)