Vall Llach Porrera Vi de vila DOQ Priorat 2014 (Spain) Rated 93WE CELLAR SELECTION

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Wine Enthusiast Review
Rated 93
CELLAR SELECTION

Dark berry aromas include black cherry and cassis. From the village of Porrera, this is a rich and intense version of Priorat, one that's 77% Carignan and 23% Garnacha. Medicinal black-fruit flavors feature elderberry and black currant, while this is toasty and peppery across a warm finish. It will be best from 2020-2026.

Wine Advocate Review
Rated 93
The village red 2014 Porrera is mostly Carinena with 23% Garnacha from old vines on very steep slate slopes. It fermented in 225- and 500-liter oak barrels and small stainless steel vats with indigenous yeasts and with daily pigeage for some 19 days. It matured for 14 months, with the Cariñena in 225- and 300-liter oak barrels and the Garnacha in 1,500-liter oak vats and clay amphorae. It feels like the juice from the old Carinena tolerated the oak quite well, and the wine showed better balance and freshness than most of its siblings. It's quite extracted but showed more acidity, which compensated it so that it felt more balanced, in its own XL way.

Wine Spectator Review
Rated 93
This red shows depth and power, with ripe black cherry and plum flavors mingling with floral, loamy earth and vanilla notes in a thick, firm texture. Stays harmonious and fresh. Carignan and Garnacha. Drink now through 2029.

Wine Tasting Notes
A tribute to a village, its townspeople and its indigenous old-vines, Celler Vall Llach created their Porrera Vi de Vila to be a wine of the highest quality and a homage to the people of Porrera, a village that welcomed the winery with open arms and now defines its spirit. Containing aromas of warm berry pie, marzipan and Mediterranean herbs, this wine is rich and expressive in the mouth, with great structure and silky tannins. The estate recommends opening this wine 30 minutes before drinking and serving it.

77% old-vine Carinena and 23% old-vine Garnacha

Alcohol 15.5%

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