Descendientes de J. Palacios Moncerbal 2019 Alvaro Palacios

€ 79,95 (ex Vat)
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Classification Cru Classe
Type Red
Brand Alvaro Palacios
Vintage 2019
Country Spain
Region Priorat
Volume 0,75
Condition From Original Wooden Case
Label Perfect
Stock 23

Professional reviews

BOW (7)

Parker (98)

The 2019 Moncerbal is a "vino de paraje," produced with grapes (mostly Mencía but also 4% white grapes) from different plots that totaled 1.51 hectares in the same zone of the village of Corullón. It fermented with some full clusters and indigenous yeasts in oak vats for 46 days and matured in oak barrels and foudres for 11 months. It's one of the lower-alcohol wines (together with the Corullón) at 13.5% alcohol. This is super aromatic and floral, with notes of violets and also white flowers and even a citrus touch. This is the showier wine of the 2019s—textured, long and gentle, with a great finish. It has changing aromas and flavors, mixing flowers, herbs, berries, earth and even a lactic touch sometimes. It should develop further complexity in bottle. This is a great vintage for Moncerbal, keeping the freshness and poise of the 2018 in a warmer year. They use less and less new oak barrels, contrary to what they thought they'd need with the new winery. 3,488 bottles, 101 magnums and some larger formats were produced in 2019.

Winespectator / James Suckling (94)

JS: Lots of berry and cherry aromas that are rather jammy. Lots of freshly cut flowers. Yet, the palate is fine-tannined and beautiful with berry and blood-orange character. Extremely long finish. Give it three or four years to come together and open.

Alvaro Palacios - Descendientes de J. Palacios Moncerbal 2019

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