Thursday, March 12, 2009

Joan Gine Gine Priorat 2000 wine review by (PB)

(NW) opened this Priorat blend as the 5th of 6 which he purchased on a great sale some time ago. If I remember, he paid $8-9 per bottle when this usually runs around twice that.

At 9 years old, this wine is really coming into its prime but still has plenty of age left in it.

It still has a purple youthfulness to it and a full bouquet of chocolate, all kinds of fruits and cherry and sweet spice and tobacco--really NICE!

Palate is deep and fruity with black licorice front, with dark deep lingering fruit finish. My notes don't do this wine justice as it was just busy with a tantalizing complexity that is unusual for a wine of this price. the Priorat has some true bargains and up and coming creations worth trying.

So raise a glass to Joan and check out our previous reviews of this wine in its earlier phases.

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