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Billo Priorat Negre 2010 Product #28440 (In Stock)
Billo Priorat Negre 2010 Billo Priorat Negre 2010

Priorat tends to be a massive, intense, and cellar-worthy wine that needs time in cellar or big food to shine.  So, the 2010 Billo Negre is a very special treat – a supple, open, blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and a little Cabernet Sauvignon that delivers plenty of classic Priorat character in a “drink me now” style.  Generous aromas of black plums, blackberry, warm stones and a touch of savory herb waft from the glass.  In the mouth the fruit turns more Grenache-like with raspberry and red plum joining the cassis and blue/black fruits and a touch of luscious milk chocolate coming up on the end.  It’s full of flavor and nicely concentrated, but stays wonderfully fresh and pure on the dark berry, chocolate, and warm stone finish. The soft, fine-grained, tannins give this more than enough heft to pair with pork tenderloin or lamb loin chops, but it’s pretty darn tasty all by itself, too.  A stellar value from rocky, dry, remote, Priorat.

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Vinedos De Ithaca Odysseus Priorat Garnacha Blanca 2012 Product #28822 (In Stock)
Vinedos De Ithaca Odysseus Priorat Garnacha Blanca 2012 Vinedos De Ithaca Odysseus Priorat Garnacha Blanca 2012

The best vintage yet for what is always one of Spain's most delicious whites.  A lovely marriage of ripeness, minerality, and lively acidity. It's wildly fragrant with peach blossom, cream, acacia, and orange cream aromas swirling and changing in the glass. Then, in the mouth, it's focused and intense with generous stone fruit, acacia flower, and mineral flavors. Long, long, long and finishing clean and fresh with a pop of mouthwatering acidity at the end. A stunner.

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Celler Cecilio Negre Priorat 2009 Product #25693 (In Stock)
Celler Cecilio Negre Priorat 2009 Celler Cecilio Negre Priorat 2009

Always rich and complex, Negre has just a touch more volume, intensity, and power in the warm 2009 vintage.  There’s plenty of generous fruit and spice here, but it’s the stony mineral character that makes it special.  Drink it now with roasted or grilled meat while a few bottles gain more complexity and definition in cellar for a decade.

“Celler Cecilio is the oldest registered winery in Priorat. The 2009 Negre is the same blend as the 2008 (50% Garnacha, 30% Carinena, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon) and received the identical elevage (fermented with native yeasts and aged for 12 months in seasoned French oak). Reflecting the better vintage, it offers up a racy bouquet of cherry blossoms, incense, black cherry, black raspberry, and lavender. More structured and concentrated than the 2008, it will benefit from 1-2 years of additional bottle age and provide enjoyment through 2019.”Wine Advocate 91 points

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En Numeros Vermells Priorat AiAiAi 2013 Product #28988 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Priorat AiAiAi 2013 En Numeros Vermells Priorat AiAiAi 2013

“AiAiAi” is the kind of thing you say with a smile when something surprising happens, and tasting a young Priorat this plump, accessible, satisfying and delicious at prices like these is certainly worth an exclamation and a smile!  Silvia Puig’s newest wine from the ENV project is wonderfully fun, but anything but simple.  It’s a blend of Garnacha (about half), Carignan (about 40%) and dashes of Syrah and Merlot aged in barrel and tank.  And, from first sniff and sip through shaking the last drops from the bottle, it’s pure joy.

The aromas are festive, with dark blue/black fruit – blueberry, blackberry, raspberry – accented by notes of wet slate, crushed mint and cocoa.  The flavors lay down more of the dark but fresh berry fruit and mint flavors with layers and layers of cocoa, fresh earth, and licorice accents. Pop and pour if you like it  more creamy, decant if you want more layers, or just leave the recorked bottle on the counter overnight (as I did!) to get maximum fruit and spice.  A great, warming, bottle of festive red to drink now with Holiday feasts or anytime over the next 5 years.  AiAiAi indeed!

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Alvaro Palacios Les Terrasses Priorato 2011 Product #27028 (In Stock)
Alvaro Palacios  Les Terrasses Priorato 2011 Alvaro Palacios  Les Terrasses Priorato 2011

Another great release for this 3-time 92 point (Tanzer) Priorat classic. Very similar to the power house 2009, with deep aromas of cherry, blackberry, flowers and mineral and full-bodied, fleshy, black fruit, licorice and hot stone flavors.  Rich and very long with more than enough firm minerality to support the lush, opulent, fruit and an attractive black fruit, licorice, tobacco finish.

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Billo Desnivell Priorat Negre 2010 Product #28441 (In Stock)
Billo Desnivell Priorat Negre 2010 Billo Desnivell Priorat Negre 2010

An outstanding example of what happens when a talented young winemaker - Blai Ferré i Just – works fruit from old vines – 80+ year-old Garnacha Peluda – in a fine vintage like 2010.  First, the utterly compelling aromas:  savory soy and herb-rubbed roasted meat notes intermingle with scents of crushed black raspberry, black plum, spice, vanilla, and warm stones.  In the mouth, there’s an exciting interplay between the wine’s size and power vs. it’s silky texture and almost Pinot-like purity and poise.  The perfectly ripe “Hairy Grenache” and minerally Carignan (20%) combine to deliver a uniquely Priorat flavor profile of inky blackberry, boysenberry, lavender, soy, and roasted meats with a lovely note of sweet spice and crushed slate minerality.   The dusty mineral that peaked out of the aromas and flavors comes to the fore with a bang on the finish where crushed hot slate and firm, precise, tannin complement black raspberry, ink, and spice flavors that sail on and on and on.  A glorious, perfectly poised, Priorat to drink now with air and roasted meats or to cellar for 10-15 years.  This is the real deal, folks – don’t miss it!

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Vinedos De Ithaca Px Pedro Ximenez Priorat 2011 Product #25768 (In Stock)
Vinedos De Ithaca  Px Pedro Ximenez Priorat 2011 Vinedos De Ithaca  Px Pedro Ximenez Priorat 2011

It's hard to find words to explain just how good this unusual white Priorat is.  Sylvia Puig has created a complex, exotic, dry white that will blow your mind at table. Complex aromas of mineral driven spiced white peach and peppered lemon zest float out of the glass. Delicious round flavors of yellow pear, white raisin and almonds. The finish is pretty much endless.  Yes, it's really worth the price.

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En Numeros Vermells Garnaxta Blanca 2011 Product #27333 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Garnaxta Blanca 2011 En Numeros Vermells Garnaxta Blanca 2011

Zowie.  That's about the only reaction I can offer to tasting this again last week.  Silvia Puig's Priorat "garage" white very nearly literally explodes in the glass with layers and layers of exotic fruit - passion fruit, star fruit, mango - and a completely captivating layer of crushed fennel frond.  Chalk and smoked stone notes give even more complexity to this rich, but vibrant, and very rare white.  Just 353 bottles made.

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Vinedos De Ithaca Odysseus Tinto Priorat 2009 Product #27595 (In Stock)
Vinedos De Ithaca Odysseus Tinto Priorat 2009 Vinedos De Ithaca Odysseus Tinto Priorat 2009

Petite winemaker Silvia Puig once again delivers a brilliant pairing of monstrous structure with striking purity of fruit and focus in her 2009 flagship Priorat.  Aromas and flavors of sweet red and dark berry fruit with notes of warm slate, spice, and a touch of black tea.  The bright acidity makes your mouth water, lifts the flavors, and creates striking delineation in this brilliant, intense, red. For the cellar or big food.

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En Numeros Vermells Garnatxa Carinyena Cuvee #1 2012 Product #28388 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Garnatxa Carinyena Cuvee #1 2012 En Numeros Vermells Garnatxa Carinyena Cuvee #1 2012

While the “Classic Priorat” represents Silvia’s best overall bend in the tiny En Numeros Vermells “cellar” (really a garage), the Garnatxa Carinyena cuvees (or blends) represent just these two classic Priorat grapes.  Cuvee #1 is the main blend (with a whopping 761 bottles made), and it’s a tricky devil to get your arms around!

In some ways, Cuvee #1 is the best behaved of the three ENV reds, but don't let the initial quiet fool you - there's a wild child hiding out here!  I love how glassy smooth this is on first sip before the ripe tannin, hot slate mineral notes, and richly textured tannins gradually build on the long, layered, finish.  The fruit flavors are fresher here than in the Classic - peak of the season blackberry, black raspberry, blueberry and more - but coat your palate with sneaky length.  With air, the palate length grows and more classic Priorat dark fruit and mineral flavors emerge, but everything stays composed and even elegant until the powerful, chewy, finish.  Drink this right now with a lean piece of beef (and an hour of air), but do save some for 5-10 years of cellar time when this beauty will kick off its sensible shoes and lead you on a wild dance of flavor and fun!

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Celler Cecilio L'espill Priorat 2003 Product #23588 (In Stock)
Celler Cecilio L'espill Priorat 2003 Celler Cecilio L'espill Priorat 2003

Celler Cecilio is based in Gratallops, in the heart of Priorat. They are a family business that has been dedicated to the wine production since 1942 when the firm was first founded by Cecilio Vicent, the father of the present owner, August Vicent. Their vineyards, which are planted on terraces of steep slopes typical from this area, total of 8 hectares, of which 3 hectares are Garnacha, 3 hectares Cabernet Sauvignon and 2 hectares Carinena.

The estate's flagship wine from the 2003 vintage is a stunner.  Certainly ripe, there's a big burst of blueberry and dark black cherry fruit here.  But, there's also plenty of classic smoky slate and herb Priorat character as well.  Great wine for rich food.

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En Numeros Vermells Classic Priorat Negre 2012 Product #28386 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Classic Priorat Negre 2012 En Numeros Vermells Classic Priorat Negre 2012

The Classic Priorat was the first wine we ever tried from Silvia Puig’s “garage winery” label, En Numeros Vermells, and this 2012 will show you exactly why we’ve grabbed pretty much all we could over the past two years.  It’s a luxurious blend of Garnacha Negre and Garnacha Peluda (“Hairy Grenache”) plus Syrah and Carignan, all aged in new Berthomieu Ermitage barrels (the best French oak money can buy).  Since it first arrived in May, it’s just gotten better and better.

The aromas are even more bold and rich now, with notes of macerated berries, black cherry, melted licorice, dark chocolate, and exotic spice.  With a little air, the fruit freshens and suggestions of roasted meat, crushed herb, and tropical floral notes emerge.  In the mouth it’s dark and meaty with blue/black fruit (from the Carignan and Syrah) gaining depth and freshness in the glass, lifted by slate-like minerality and juicy, refreshing, acids.  The texture is gorgeous, at once silky and muscular, with powerful tannins providing support and dark fruit, iron ore minerality, bitter chocolate, and spice notes lingering on.  It’s all still a little primary, but you can enjoy it right now with lamb or savory pork roast or cellar it for 15 years or so.  Just 540 bottles made and a bit more than 100 available.

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En Numeros Vermells Garnatxa Carinyena Cuvee #2 2012 Product #28389 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Garnatxa Carinyena Cuvee #2 2012 En Numeros Vermells Garnatxa Carinyena Cuvee #2 2012

When Silvia went to blend her ripe, old-vine, Priorat Grenache and Carignan for the 2012 cuvee, a few barrels just refused to fit in.  Too burly, powerful, and exhibitionist to play nicely with the rest of the cellar, Silvia had no choice but to throw all these barrels into a tank and let them work things out for themselves.

So, what happened?  Well, here’s the total of my first note on tasting ENV Cuvee #2:  “KABOOM!”  As in all caps big and genuinely explosive.  The theme here is chocolate covered cherries, blueberries and plums munched on while spit-roasting an herb covered lamb. The savory meat juice and smoke notes just get stronger with air, but the powerful fruit gains freshness and keeps pace without effort.  Big, muscular, flavors need plenty of ripe acidity and powerful tannins to stay in balance, and that's what you'll find here as well.  It’s fun to taste now and big, grill roasted, flavors could stand up to it today, but you really ought to follow it for the next 20 years or so to get all that Cuvee #2 has to offer.

Priorat at this level of concentration, power, cellar potential and class sells for $100+ in today’s market (actually, Priorat that’s wildly inferior to this sells for $100+, too, but that’s another story).  This is a steal for the quality, but just 323 bottles (27 cases) exist for the whole world.  Don’t kick yourself for missing it.

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En Numeros Vermells Priorat Aiaiai 2013 Magnum Product #28989 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Priorat Aiaiai 2013 Magnum En Numeros Vermells Priorat Aiaiai 2013 Magnum

So, if a little AiAiAi Priorat is good, even more is better still!  Silvia bottled just 60 magnums of her first vintage of this festive, fun, and fruit-filled Priorat, and putting one on your Holiday table will be a celebration indeed!  Wines like this are always better in large-format bottles, both now and for years to come.  Very limited – don’t miss them!

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En Numeros Vermells Classic Priorat Negre 1.5l 2012 Product #28387 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Classic Priorat Negre 1.5l 2012 En Numeros Vermells Classic Priorat Negre 1.5l 2012

This is one of the two or three most exciting wines we'll bring you all year - now in magnum for even more fun.  Winemaker Silvia Puig is best known for her award-winning work at Priorat's Vinedos de Ithaca.  For the past few vintages, though, she's been making ultra-small lots of wine in her garage from select old vine sites across the region. When importer Jonas Gustafsson showed us the 2011 Classic Priorat last year, we snapped up (and quickly sold through) every bottle we could get.  And, we immeidately sent out a plea to Silvia for more of the new vintage.

Here it is.  Silvia made just 540 bottles - not cases, bottles! - of this luxurious blend of Garnacha Negre and Garnacha Peluda (“Hairy Grenache”) plus Syrah and Carignan, all aged in new Berthomieu Ermitage barrels (the best French oak money can buy) until Silvia decides it's ready to bottle.  The aromas suggest a top vintage of Clos Mogador - super-ripe raspberry, dark chocolate, exotic flowers, black licorice, and North African spice show in the inky, intense, nose.   In the mouth, it's dark and intense with black raspberry, black plum, licorice, chocolate, and Christmas pudding flavors lifted by a note of juicy blueberry from the Carignan and Syrah.  Still very supple and poised, with a fine minerality and chewy, ripe, tannins under the blue/black fruited finish that turns floral at the very end.

This is simply stunning stuff, and anyone who loves Priorat or the very, very, best of Chateauneuf-du-Pape should stock up to enjoy it now with a little air or even more over the next 15+ years. The price is rock solid for the quality.  But, even though we purchased 45% of Silvia's  total production (and about half the magnums), there's not much to go around.  Grab it now.

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En Numeros Vermells Priorat Samso 1.5l 2011 Product #27476 (In Stock)
En Numeros Vermells Priorat Samso 1.5l 2011 En Numeros Vermells Priorat Samso 1.5l 2011

Magnum!  Silvia Puig's 100% Carinena from the steep, rocky, vineyards of Priorat, is a blockbuster.  The most mineral and intensely structured of her 4 "garage" wines, this is densely packed with blackberry and black raspberry fruit, hot stones, roasted strawberries and fresh rosemary and lavender notes.  A big wine but very mineral and firmly tannic, this will be great with paella or lamb.

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