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Date Printed: 7/14/2014
Vall Llach Priorat 2007
Vall Llach Priorat 2007
(search item no. 109299)
boutique wine
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/14/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

If one word could define the 2007 it would be maturity. Comprised of old vines - almost one hundred years old, with very low yields - that Celler Vall Llach owns on Porrera's hillsides give this wine a character that seduces and surprises.

Depth and structure are the outstanding attributes of this wine, its magnificent concentration manifests itself in a rich tapestry of potent and original aromas and flavors that do not eschew its subtlety and harmony.

Blend: 70% Cariñena, 15% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

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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.