Rotllan Torra - Seleccion Especial 2004
Rotllan Torra - Seleccion Especial 2004 (89 tsomw points)
Priorat is a small, dynamic wine region in Catalonia, North-Eastern Spain, whose intense, full-bodied red wines have shot to fame in the past few decades. The classic Priorat wine is made from old-vine Garnacha and Cariñena, and has concentrated aromas of licorice, tar and brandied cherries.
Also it is one of only two styles to hold Spain's top-tier DOCa classification (the other being Rioja). Priorat’s best wines are concentrated and full of character thanks to the very low yields produced by the region’s harsh conditions. Those low yields, in addition to the intense manual labor required to make wines here, mean that Priorat wines are some of the most expensive in Spain. They are also, in the eyes of many, among the best wines produced in the country. Expressive, fresh and less oaky than many traditional Spanish reds, Priorat wines have earned a devoted following in Spain and beyond.
First of all we decanted this wine fort wo hours.
In the glass a very intense dark cherry red color with violet reflections.
On the nose dark berries, chocolate, coffee with hints of herbs, barrique, licorice, spices and minerality.
On the palate, dry, full-bodied with multiple layers and nice complexity with a recall of flavours. It has al long lingering aftertaste. Drank during vacation Catalunya.