Els Escurçons 2012
121.35€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
At 550 to 600 meters altitude, Els Escurçons (The Vipers) is one of the highest vineyards in the Priorat and is the last to be harvested year after year. It has breathtaking views of the entire appellation and is noticeably cooler than the lower vineyards closer to the Martinet winery. The terraces of red slate were planted with Garnacha in a amphitheater shape by the Pérez family but even before this historic vineyard was viewed as one of the best in Gratallops. The 2012 Els Escurçons was aged fully in clay amphorae and is a powerful red from a very short vintage where ripening was difficult. There is a fragility and delicacy in the wines since the plants suffered a lot and barely managed to ripen the grapes. No stems where used during the vilification of Escruçons. It has some tannins and good acidity, showing the fragile balance that is not too ripe, and ends with some mineral sensations. Only 900 bottles were filled in May 2014.
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