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INTRODUCING THE BEST OF BIERZO & PRIORAT: Launching 2009 DJP Bierzo Mencias & 2009 Alvaro Palacios Priorats

We are delighted to offer the outstanding quality 2009 vintage premium and deluxe selections (rested in our warehouse and ready to go) from Alvaro Palacios, Priorat’s finest producer. In conjunction with his nephew Ricardo Perez Palacios, Alvaro is also responsible for the definitive Bierzo Mencia property, DJP (Descendientes de Jose Palacios).

2009 is a very fine year - sandwiched between the clear, detailed elegance of 08s and the energy, line, and nerve of next year’s wonderful 2010s, 2009 sees us in the middle of a purple patch of wonderful releases from Spain. Naturally generous in extract, with good glycerols but none of the puppy fat which so often makes mere “media vintages” (all full of fruit and then collapso) … these 09s will drink for a very, very long time.


2009 DJP Bierzo Mencias (“if blood tasted this sweet …”)

2009 'Corullon' (village wine), $130 RRP
2009 'Moncerbal' (single site), $322 RRP
2009 'Las Lamas' (single site), $322 RRP
2009 'La Faraona' (single site), $1251 RRP

MENCIA: sweet, smokey, bloody (if only blood tasted this sweet …), vegetal, tangy, earthy, silky, cherry, plum fruits and flowers, tobacco, meat, hung
meat, roasted meat, floral, mineral, ashy, fleshy, flowers in blood in soft sweet earth.

The 2009 vintage is characterised by succulence, a wealth of easy extract, and very good natural balance. It’s in the middle of two great years; 2008's
naturally lean, cool and dark; 2010s ultra-fine, energetic, spicy, long and complex.

Click here to download full DJP note


2009 Alvaro Palacios Priorat Garnacha/Samso wines

2009 'Camins del Priorat', $49 RRP
2009 'Camins del Priorat' 1.5lt, $108 RRP
2009 'Les Terrasses', $96 RRP
2009 'Vi de Gratallops', $140 RRP
2009 'Finca Dofi', $186 RRP

Click here to download full Alvaro Palacios note

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