Respect your elders: Scala Dei’s Cartoixa 1975

by  |  18-11-2012

It’s not often that that chance arrives to taste a wine that predates your arrival on this planet by several years and would have been a wine your parents would have drank in their 30s, had they been in Catalonia and known the good shit at the time. So when one of our favorite wineries in Priorat, Cellers de Scala Dei tweeted that they were having tastes of their 1975 vintage on offer from the “taste-o-matic” at their shop, we jumped at the chance. It needs to be noted that 1974 was actually the first vintage of the Cartoixa, making it the first bottled wine in Priorat ever. It was a wine responsible for attracting the “original rebels” that set up their cellars in Priorat in the early 1980’s thus eventually establishing the greatness of the region on a world scale. This 1975 vintage is naturally not the vintage you […]
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