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ALVARO PALACIOS Finca Dofi 2015 Bottle Priorat THE WINE ADVOCATE 95 points(los)

Useful Bottle Information

  • ABV 14.5%
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • Closure Type Cork
  • Wine Colour Red Still Wine
  • Country / Region Spain - Priorat
  • Wine Styles Rich and Powerful
  • Grape Variety Grenache

Bottle Description

If anyone embodies the promise and spirit of “The New Spain,” it is Alvaro Palacios. His L’Ermita is widely considered-along with Peter Sisseck’s Dominio de Pingus- to be the most important Spanish wine in a generation. One of nine children born to the owners of Rioja’s respected Palacios Remondo, Alvaro studied enology in Bordeaux, while working under Jean-Pierre Moueix at Ch. Petrus. He credits his tenure at Petrus for much of his winemaking philosophy and for showing him “the importance of great wines.”
THE WINE ADVOCATE 95 points
Drink Date: 2018 - 2025
The 2015 Finca Dofí is mostly Garnacha with a 4% pinch of Cariñena and some white grapes from the vineyard that names it. Although there are some differences, mainly in the fringes and extremes, most of the soils from Priorat are very similar, with decomposed slate called "llicorella." Most of Palacios's wines are produced in a very similar way, with natural fermentation of destemmed and crushed grapes in oak vats and élevage in oak casks—in this case, larger bocoys and foudres—for 16 months. This wine has gained in drinkability since 2010-2011, and this lighter vintage feels even more approachable, with very clean flavors and unnoticeable tannins. It finishes very tasty and with subtle earthiness. 22,742 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2017.

DECANTER 5 STARS - "‘Dofí is the history of my life in Priorat.’ A clear expression of Garnacha: ‘Garnacha is a musical, joyful variety with its orange fruit. Grown on brown slate. Deep purple with pink rim. Impressively powerful, with a burst of black fruits, fresh, well-balanced, with a refined texture. A rasp of tannin gives structure, and a burst of juice explodes on the finish. An edge of liquorice and wild herbs to the finish. Very long, very fresh. Alc 14.5% - 95 points.

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ALVARO PALACIOS Finca Dofi 2015 Bottle Priorat THE WINE ADVOCATE 95 points(los)

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