Mas Igneus Barranc Dels Closos 2006

Rhone Red Blends from Priorat, Spain

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Item No. 101615
  • red wine
  • RP91

Winemaker's Notes

Barranc dels Closos Negre has a deep purple color with aromas of kirsch, licorice, and strawberries. It is lush and full on the palate with cherry-like fruit and a soft tannic finish.

This wine goes well with cream based pasta dishes like Alfredo and Carbonara, but is best when served with grilled meats. It also marries nicely with strong-flavored cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Barranc dels Closos is composed of 75% Garnacha and 25% Carinena aged for three months in French oak. Purple-colored, it offers up an expressive perfume of earth, slate, espresso, black cherry, blueberry, and licorice. This leads to a full-bodied wine with intense liquid mineral and black fruit flavors, outstanding depth, and enough ripe tannin to support an additional 2-3 years of cellaring. It should be at its finest from 2011 to 2021. It is a good introduction to the DO of Priorat."
91 Points

Learn About Priorat

(pree-ohr-aht) The Catalans call it Priorat, most others in Spain say Priorato - however you choose to pronounce it, it's easy to see it has been an up-and-coming region for Spain, sparking envy among collectors. The region has become something of a cult wine producer, creating wines that cost up to 5 times that of a quality Rioja. The region has a special soil, called...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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