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    Vall Llach Embruix 2006
    Other Red Blends - Priorat, Spain

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    • ST89
    • WS89
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 89 Wine Spectator, 89 International Wine Cellar, 88 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Priorat, Spain

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 15.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 104616

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Sourced primarily from 10 to 15 year-old estate vines, Embruix (pronounced "Embroosh") de Vall Llach is Catalan for "bewitching." True to its name, the wine has an enchanting scarlet color with an amethyst halo. Full of succulent fruit, dark minerals and sweet spices, including nutmeg and fennel, this wine is complex and full-bodied. Meant to consume now or age for 20-25 years, this wine should be served between 58-60ºF.

    34% Garnacha, 22% Cariñena, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Syrah, 4% Merlot

    Critical Acclaim:

    Sleek and firm, this red offers black cherry, licorice and tobacco flavors. A bit austere, but well-integrated, with firm tannins and a smoky finish. For those who prefer bitter to sweet. Drink now through 2016. 1,445 cases imported.

    89 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Saturated ruby. Blackberry and candied cherry on the nose, with complicating notes of licorice and dried violet. Supple, forward and fruity, with gentle acidity adding lift and focus. This rather suave and already approachable wine finishes with lingering dark berry flavors and a kiss of herbs.

    89 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    The 2006 Embruix uses all five varieties permitted in the Priorat DO sourced from the estate’s younger vines. Purple in color, it has an expressive perfume of cedar, spice box, mineral, damp earth, and black fruits that jump from the glass. On the palate, however, the wine is compact and reticent. The flavors are good but the wine lacks generosity. Drink it over the next eight years.

    88 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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