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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Vall Llach Idus 2007
Vall Llach Idus 2007
(search item no. 114735)
boutique wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $48.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Vall Llach Idus is an elegant and modern wine which surprises with the mineral tones provided by the Cariñena vines, balanced and structured by the inclusion of other varieties such as Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon... The skilled use of these varieties confers on the wine a profound complexity of aroma and flavor which is both persistent and soft on the palate.

A blend of 40% Cariñena (old vineyards), 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Garnacha, and 10% Syrah

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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.