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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Vall Llach Embruix 2005
Vall Llach Embruix 2005
(search item no. 93803)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Sourced primarily from 6-8 year-old vines, Embruix (Catalan for "bewitching") presents an enchanting deep cherry red color and cardinal hue, with aromas of minerals, mature red and black fruit, and a range of toasty notes which include freshly roasted coffee. The flavors of the wine mimic its aromas, with soft, elegant tannins that are very persistent in the mid-palate. It is deeply enjoyable when it first enters the mouth and its complex flavors develop into a long, satisfying finish.

35% Garnacha, 30% Cariñena, 20% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot

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About Vall Llach:

From its founding in the early 1990s, by famed Spanish singer Lluís Llach and notary Enric Costa, Vall Llach winemaking has been governed by a commitment to rigor and quality. The winery lies in the tiny village of Porerra, in southern Catalonia, in the highly-acclaimed D.O.Q. Priorat. Here, the magnificent century-old vineyard estates of Vall Llach are home to 60- to 90-year-old Cariñena and Garnacha vines.

Old vines naturally produce low yields, and Vall Llach reduces yields even further through careful vineyard management for densely concentrated wines. Vineyards climb steep slate hillsides, receiving optimum sun exposure and beneficial water deprivation, further concentrating the fruit. Newer plantings of Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah add complexity to the old-vine character, and the resulting wines - Vall Llach, Idus, and Embruix - have received high critical acclaim.