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    La Cartuja Priorat 2011
    Other Red Wine - Priorat, Spain


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    Professional Ratings: 93 The Wine Advocate, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Priorat, Spain

    Varietal: Other Red Wine

    Other Info: Green Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 120223

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The wine is made in an approachable style to be enjoyed young. It is neither alcoholic nor overly tannic. La Cartuja is an uncomplicated example of Priorat. Made with organic, estate-owned fruit, it is aged in oak barrels for only 6 months.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A spectacular offering from Priorato that sells for a song (most wines from this region are in the $50-150 or higher range), the 2011 La Cartuja is a 4,000 case blend of 70% Garnacha and 30% Carinena (3,000 cases are being exported to the USA). It was aged for eight months in 50% new and 50% used French oak. The wine possesses phenomenal minerality along with notes of crushed rocks/wet steel, graphite, blueberries and raspberries, medium to full-bodied flavors, and sensational purity, texture and length. It should drink nicely for a decade or more.

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Opaque ruby. Blackberry, smoky minerals and a floral note on the nose. Sappy dark berry flavors show very good depth and pick up bitter cherry and licorice nuances with air. Finishes with sweet, gentle tannins, spicy persistence and nervy cut. This wine delivers very good value for a Priorat.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    User Reviews:

    Rachel Mercer (3/2/2013)
    great price for this big, bad boy. HUGE wine...really 'chewy' as we say. Lots of complex flavors, but the rich, dark flavors seem to show the most.

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