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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Mas Doix Salanques 2006
Mas Doix Salanques 2006
(search item no. 101956)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#53 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

From looking at and tasting Salanques, you'd never know that it is a "second label" to Mas Doix. Its deep purple color speaks to how highly concentrated and extracted this wine is, and the floral aromas, black fruit and chalky minerality speak to the pedigree of the vineyards.

On the palate, the wine is completely balanced, with full body, good acid, ripe tannins, and a velvety mouthfeel.

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About Mas Doix:

The Celler Mas Doix was created by the Doix and Llagostera families in 1998. It is the reinitiation of a tradition that began in 1850. The gold medal obtained in the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona in 1888 and the silver medal won in the Universal Exhibition of Paris in 1878 remind the Doix family of the passion with which Juan Extrems Doix, Juan Doix's grandfather, used long ago to look after the vineyards and produce his wines.

The phylloxera outbreak did not mean the end of the family's vineyards. They were replanted with the Garnacha and Carinena varieties, native to the Priorat region, thereby maintaining the growth of the vineyards while the production was sent to the cooperative in Poboleda until it was able to be produced in Mas Doix's winery. Nowadays, the family labors with love and passion for the fruit grown in their hundred-year-old vineyards so they can produce great wines.