Tast del Decenni 2018: The DOQ Priorat 2008 vintage

by  |  11-05-2018

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 year with what was overall a very hot, dry vintage, but more to the point, the arrival of the Global Financial Crisis. From 2008 onward Spain plummeted into what is still referred to as “La Crisis” although given that it’s 10 years on now, I think it’s just safe to say it’s, “La Spain” in regards to any lingering aspects of that period. I recently tasted a selection of 19 wines from 2008 at the annual Tast del Decenni and it was definitely an “assortment” of wines. This marks the fifth one of these tastings I’ve attended and you could taste that a great deal of money had been spent on that vintage–probably the last […]
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