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Celler Dosterras Vespres 2010

Just rated 94 points!

Wine & Spirits: "The aroma of this wine is almost hallucinogenic..."
Ratings:
  • 94 points, Wine & Spirits
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WineShopper Notes

Old vine Garnacha takes center stage in this knock-out from Monsant, the Catalonian wine region surrounding Priorat. The region is well known for its powerful red wines, and the Dosterras Vespres certainly fits the reputation. Tantalizing on the nose, layered and juicy on the palate, with a finish that goes on and on, this is clearly built for the long haul. Reward yourself with a top flight, limited production Spanish collectible at a great price today!

--Kristin Balabanian, Senior Buyer

Critical Acclaim

94 Points
Wine & Spirits
"The aroma of this wine is almost hallucinogenic, a wild mix of earth, blackberries and raspberries. The mouth is juicy, powered by the wine's fruit with eccentric little details of meatiness and earthiness that focus on its originality and distinction. Vespres is an old-vine blend of garnacha (80 percent) and mazuelo."

Winemaker's Notes

A wine with a wonderful deep color. It is full of pronounced red and black fruit. The wine's wide aromatic range includes notes of spices and cocoa with toffee notes appearing over time. Above all, the mouth is spectacular, being elegant and full of flavor with a long finish and extraordinary finesse. It is beautifully structured and appears to expand on the palate.

Blend: 80% Garnacha, 20% Mazuelo

Alcohol by volume: 14.0%


About Celler Dosterras

Founded in the early 2000s by Josep Grau upon a base of Garnatxa and Samsó (Carignan) vines between 40 and 100 years of age in the traditional Priorat villages of Marça, Capçanes and Falset. Llicorella, chalk and clay terroirs exist side by side, allowing for subtle interplay between boldness and minerality. Maximum attention is paid to minimization of oak influence.