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/