Tast del Decenni 2019: The DOQ Priorat 2009 vintage02-07-2019

In 2009, the heaviest shoe of the Global Financial Crisis had finally fallen. All the maneuvering, consolidating, and bailing of companies and governments truly came to a head for and was deeply affecting European countries,... more>

Tast del Decenni 2018: The DOQ Priorat 2008 vintage11-05-2018

The 2008 vintage for DOQ Priorat was something of a crossing-the-Rubicon, come-to-Bacchus, everything-has-changed vintage. The wineries started the year coming off of one of their best vintages ever, 2007 (read more) and they ended the... more>

Tast del Decenni of 2007 in 201711-05-2017

What is now my fourth sojourn into the world of Priorat wine with a decade to its name, I attended the Tast del Decenni or “Decade Tasting” last week. You can read the notes of... more>

Tast del Decenni of 2007 DOQ Priorat

Following are the tastings notes for the 2007 DOQ Priorat wines. Please read my reflections on this tasting and the vintage as a whole first. Not that while I’m quite happy normally using my three... more>

Tast del Decenni of 2007 DO Montsant

Following are the tastings notes for the 2007 DO Montsant wines. Please read my reflections on this tasting and the vintage as a whole first. Not that while I’m quite happy normally using my three... more>

Tast del Decenni of 2005 in 201505-07-2015

As was the case last year, I was thankfully invited to the “Tast del Decenni” of the DOQ Priorat and DO Montsant in Falset. I saw thankfully as while from time to time gracious winemaking... more>

Tast del Decenni of 2004 in 201410-05-2014

Last week I was one of the lucky few to be invited to the annual Tast del Decenni in the Priorat comarca. Essentially what this is, is a taste of the wines from a decade... more>