Dark ruby and amber color. Vibrant notes of pepper, tea leaves and anise. This cuvee sees about 6 months of French and American Oak. The oak treatment is balanced and injects notes of toast and vanilla. The wine has good acidity and balance. The tannins are integrated well with the dark fruit and dense raspberry. The palate is loaded with cassis and earth.
All the grapes in the 2008 vintage are hand harvested. The wine underwent a cool fermentation in stainless steel tank. The wine is was then racked only 3 times. About 3/4's of the wine was then aged for 6 months in wine rests in French and American oak barrels (50% new) .
"The 2008 Cesca Vicent is a blend of 40% Garnacha, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Merlot and Syrah aged for 12 months in French oak. Liquid minerals, lavender, cedar, blackberry, and black currant aromas inform the nose of this full-bodied Priorat. Dense, layered, and rich, it makes up in power for what it lacks in complexity. It is an outstanding value that can be approached now but which will evolve for 1-2 years.
The Wine Advocate