Álvaro Palacios en primeur 2016

by  |  29-05-2017

Due to research for another another article with Meininger’s, I paid a visit to Álvaro Palacios last month for a chat and, being the consummate showman that he is (the classy booklet above was for the official buyer’s tasting), he offered a taste of the forthcoming 2016 vintages of his top wines. While I always prefer tasting Priorat wines blind as I have too many pre-decided notions about them, one would have to be quite daft to turn do the offer, especially given that l’Ermita is clocking in at about 1,000€ a bottle retail these days. A note about the 2016 vintage in that, as has been noted in many other European regions, this is a very special vintage. It might even be better than the 2013, although the crop yields were down compared to three years previously. Simply put, in the wines I’ve tasted to date, there is a […]
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