Tast del Decenni 2019: The DOQ Priorat 2009 vintage

by  |  02-07-2019

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, especially, Spain. In May, we had to keep this backdrop in mind as we tasted a selection of DOQ Priorat’s top wines from the 2009 vintage during the Tast del Decenni of the 24th Fira del Vi. For previous backstory, you can read up on 2008, 2007, 2005, and 2004. I attended the 2006 tasting in 2016 as well but it never was written up as I was accompanying an American importer who I had to help through the tasting given that it’s in Catalan. In terms of numbers and statistics, when compared to the 2008 vintage, 2009 was actually a good deal cooler. There were 440ml of rain in total which was about a […]
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