2006 Mas d’en Gil Priorat Coma Vella

Happy New Year!  I have tried some wonderful wines over this holiday season of which I will be sharing my thoughts and reviews with you over the next coming weeks. I bought a  parcel of Spanish wines recently from a Christie’s auction, and have discovered some real gems most notably from Ribera del Duero and Priorat.  This Priorat, Coma Vella is a gorgeous blend of predominantly Grenache, Cabernet, Carignan and Syrah. While Grenache is the major focus here, the Cabernet smoothly bounces off the glass much like a Napa Cab Blend does, but softer.  This is a superb, big and luscious red from Spain, and should be sought out.  The Priorat wines don’t have much of a following, which is a shame.  As Grenache is such a big component of most Priorats, I would say they are kind of like the Chateauneuf du Pape of Spain?  I love Chateauneuf du Pape, and it looks like I will enjoy Priorat as well. my rating 92 pts. Coma Vella is available in the UK at Waitrose for about 23£ per bottle.  In the US you can find it for about 40-50$ per bottle.

link to winery website:   http://www.masdengil.com/

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