Les Mines Priorat 2009


SKU 02284


Violet and inky with perfumed and fresh aromas of mature red fruits, a hint of mint, coffee, herbs and minerality. A silky textured wine which has structure and elegance. Mature fruit flavors with notes of coffee, mint, spice and minerality on the palate. Full-bodied, seductive and well-balanced. Serving Suggestions: Perfect for dishes with bold flavors and spice. Excellent with duck and grilled meats. Try with pasta in red sauces, risottos, or Japanese cuisine.
Category Red Wine
Country Spain
Region Catalonia
Appellation Priorato
Brand Les Mines
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Wine AdvocateThe 2009 Les Mines is a blend of 70% Garnacha, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Syrah from a single vineyard in Bellmunt, raised for 11 months in third-fill French barrels. It has a very opulent, "inky" bouquet that gives little away despite rigorous coaxing. The palate is full-bodied with succulent ripe dark cherry and creme de cassis fruit, but it is missing some delineation and comes across as rather monolithic on the finish. Drink 2015-2025.

Neal Martin, April 25, 2012