Álvaro Palacios


'Les Terrasses' Garnatxa-Samsó 2019


Garnacha with 45% Samsó. Ashy, deep, and dark with rosehips and leathery spice under cherry blossom, with a dash of orange juice. Solid-fruited thanks to the pruney old vine Samsó, it's garnet coloured, opening to a velvety floral-spice fan on the nose and a mouth-feel wedded to its stony earth origin. Fluent and long, a steely slate freshness underpins the fruit, reflecting the schist soil. The fruit is floral, slinky, dark and abuzz with briary herbs.