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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Vall Llach Priorat 2001
Vall Llach Priorat 2001
(search item no. 75443)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $84.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The flagship cuvee, the 2001 Vall Llach, was fashioned from 65-year old Carignan vines (50%), Merlot (35%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (15%). It spent 17 months in new French oak prior to bottling. This deep ruby/purple-colored offering exhibits great intensity, a beautifully textured midpalate, and a 45 second finish. Pure notes of minerals, raspberries, flowers and black fruits cascade over the palate in this multidimensional 2001. Drink over the next 12 years."
-Wine Advocate

The vines, which the winery owns on the outskirts of Porrera, are almost centuries old and produce very low quantities - giving this wine its surprisingly sudective character.

Deep and well structured, this magnificent concentration manifests itself in a rich blend of powerful and original aromas and tastes which combine finesse and harmony. A blend of Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and 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.