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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Vall Llach Priorat 2004
Vall Llach Priorat 2004
(search item no. 91581)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $79.99

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
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

In the rolling hills of Porrera, within the winemaking region of Priorat, grow the ancient vines of Celler Vall Llach. Dating back nearly 100 years, these vines supply Vall Llach's flagship wine with its elegant structure and individual character. Like the winery itself, Vall Llach's premium wine is named after one of the owners and founders, the famous Catalan singer Lluis Llach. This proprietary blend is deep cherry in color, with complex and elegant aromas that include nuances of the Mediterranean forest floor, blackberry jam, dried herbs, minerals, and spices. As it enters the mouth, this wine has magnificent flavors of condensed fruit and minerals with a tannin structure that is ripe, sweet, yet delicate. The end result is a long and profound finish with great concentration of aromas and flavors.
65% Cariñena, 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Celler Vall Llach is fortunate in possessing a selection of magnificent old estates, or "trossos," whose 60- to 90-year old Cariñena vines assure an exclusive foundation for its flagship wine. Always striving to achieve the best quality, Vall Llach cultivates their old vines according to traditional methods. These succulent clusters, along with a strict selection of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, give this wine its distinctive character representative of the Priorat region.

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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.