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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2009
Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2009
(search item no. 110965)
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A monumental vintage, with the ripeness of 2003 and the balance of 2008.

The evolving seriousness of Terrasses eventually left room for a new wine, as Alvaro had never wanted to be known solely for expensive "trophy"" wines, and with Camins, he found the opportunity to create something special. Drawing on his wealth of vineyard sources, Alvaro is aiming to produce a wine that is affordably priced, but which also stays true to his vision of Priorat - powerful but elegant, approachable but restrained.

Blend: 30% Garnacha, 60% CariƱena, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah

My Notes:

About Alvaro Palacios:

The son of the owners of Rioja's Palacios Remondo, Alvaro Palacios spent his early 20s working and studying winemaking outside of Spain. His experience abroad - particularly in Bordeaux - instilled in him a deep passion for great wines and led him to return to Spain. With the ambition to make wines that could be world-class. To achieve this dream, Palacios was drawn to the historic hillsides of slate soil and its traditional grape varieties of Garnacha and Carinena. Now widely considered to be among the more important new Spanish wineries in a generation, Alvaro Palacios embodies the spirit of "The New Spain."