Melis Elix Priorat 2006

Red Wine from Priorat, Spain

$45.00 $27.99
Save $17.01
Item No. 104560
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS91
  • W&S91
  • ST90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 Elix shows a deep purple color, with aromas of dark plum, blackberry and leather, as well as unique mineral notes derived from the licorella slate of our vineyards. The palate is well balanced, with good texture indicative of mature tannins, and a smooth finish. We recommend decanting this wine 30 to 60 minutes prior to drinking.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright and juicy, this supple red offers berry, tart cherry, garrigue and mineral notes that remain focused and intense through the long finish. Vivid and intense. Drink now through 2014. 750 cases made."
91 Points

"Herbal notes give an extra dimension of freshness to this potent red, formidable in concentration. It is almost unctuous in texture, while its sweet red fruit lasts with a pleasant, juicy character."
91 Points

"Inky purple color. Sexy aromas of cherry-vanilla, blackberry and oak spices, with a subtle mineral underpinning. Round and gently sweet in the mouth, offering brighter red berry character and repeating oak spices. Velvety tannins gain strength on the finish but don't distract from the lush fruit. Drink this fruit bomb in the near term."
90 Points

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Learn About Melis

The Melis vineyard is a prime Priorat estate, ranging in elevation from 800 to 1,200 feet with steep terraces of dense volcanic schist and llicorella slate, attributes that contribute to both the signature intensity and minerality of fine Priorat wines. Located near the 13th century town of Torroja del Priorat, the vineyard's exceptional microclimate benefits from broad access to...

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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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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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