L' Ermita 2015 Alvaro Palacios
€ 785,29 (in. BTW)
Tasting L'Ermita is always an emotional moment, as it's one of the great reds from Spain. The 2015 L'Ermita is 91% Garnacha, 8% Carinena and 1% split between Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo and PX from the most famous single vineyard in Priorat. It fermented in oak foudre with indigenous yeasts and also had its elevage in foudre, which lasted for 15 months. The juicy freshness of this 2015, citric and vibrant, makes it very different from the rest of the portfolio. This is transparent, precise, like laser cut, chiseled, subtle and elegant, showing very open and expressive, with great freshness and the core of Mediterranean flavors. 2,200 bottles were filled in February 2017.
Winespectator / James Suckling (98)
JS Aromas of blueberry, purple fruits, violet petal, blue slate ... moss. Full body yet compacted and compressed with amazing mouthfeel of fine-grained tannins. Structured yet superbly balanced making it so attractive now. 2,300 bottles made. Drink or hold.