Mas Sinén Coster 2010
Burgos Porta - Mas Sinén Coster 2010 (90 tsomw points)
Mas Sinen is located in the village of Poboleda, in the province of Tarragona. The winery dates back to the 19th century and has been in the family for a few generations. Mas Sinen is a beautiful estate made of stone and surrounded by the family vineyards. Today, Salvador Burgos and his wife Conxita Porta, together with their two daughters, continue the family tradition using the most modern technologies to produce high quality wine from the Priorat Denomination of Origin.
The vineyards measure 15 hectares total. They are planted in terraces, in the slopes of the "Mas Sinen" mountain and are situated 300-500 meters above sea level, cultivated under organic methods. The vines are 5 to 50 years old planted to local schist called llicorella (decomposing soil type) which is typical of the Priorat region. Today many new small producers with less than 3,000 cases in production are emerging from this area.
Prices for the wines are high and Priorat along with Rioja are the two regions entitled to the highest quality designation by D.O. law.
My tasting notes
Blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Carinena and 10% Cabernet. 50 year old vines. Aged for 12 months in oak
In the glass dark purple color.
On the nose intense aromas of cherries, raspberries with hints of espresso, licorice and slate.
On the palate dry, full-bodied with good concentration and mouthfeel. Very powerfull but with enough freshness. The finish is very long showing nice minerality.