Vall Llach Embruix 2008

Red Blends from Priorat, Spain

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Item No. 116623
  • red wine
  • RP91
  • ST90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Only careful cultivation, well-managed microproduction, vinification differentiated by variety and estate using low-volume tanks, and above all, the miracle worked by the Priorat region on both the native varieties and on Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes can explain the splendid result: Embruix, Catalan for bewitching.

Immediately agreeable, but with a repertoire of powerful aromas and flavors, this is a wine that satisfies both the connaisseur and the casual consumer.

Critical Acclaim

"Vall LLach’s entry-level 2008 Embruix, sourced from the estate’s younger vines, is composed of 30% Garnacha, 25% Carinena, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the balance Syrah and Merlot aged for 14 months in seasoned French oak. Opaque purple in color with an expressive nose of cedar, lavender, spice box, mineral, licorice, black cherry, and black raspberry, on the palate it is full-bodied, smooth-textured, and sweetly fruited with outstanding volume and length. This outstanding value can be approached now and over the next 8-10 years. "
91 Points

"Opaque ruby. Aromas of dark berry compote, violet and licorice, with a bright mineral nuance emerging with air. Dense, sappy and sweet, with impressive concentration and depth to its black and blue fruit and floral flavors. Finishes long and spicy, with pliant tannins and lingering licorice and boysenberry qualities."
90 Points

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Style: Earthy & Spicy
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Learn About Vall Llach Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Priorat

(pree-ohr-aht) The Catalans call it Priorat, most others in Spain say Priorato - however you choose to pronounce it, it's easy to see it has been an up-and-coming region for Spain, sparking envy among collectors. The region has become something of a cult wine producer, creating wines that cost up to 5 times that of a quality Rioja. The region has a special soil, called...

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Winemaker's Notes Sourced primarily from 10 to 15 year old estate vines, Embruix (pronounced "Embroosh") de Vall Llach is Catalan ...
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