2014 Mas Doix "Salanques" Priorat

SKU #1329593 98 points Decanter

 65% Garnacha, 25% Cariñena, 10% Syrah. Tasting notes: Intense, mineral nose with vivacious black cherry, wild thyme and black pepper. Dense, concentrated, lively, fruity palate of black cherries with a perfumed finish. The high alcohol is well integrated.  (5/2017)

92 points Wine & Spirits

 Mostly old-vine garnacha and cariñena, this blend includes ten percent syrah off younger vines, all grown around Poboleda. It’s a youthful wine, wild in black-cherry and gooseberry flavors, spices and herbs. It feels firm, yet there’s enough room for a lovely acidity to make its way through, refreshing the palate. Tight and powerful right now, it needs beef tamales.  (10/2017)

Jancis Robinson

 25% old Carignan, 65% Garnacha, 10% Syrah. Bright crimson. Very smart, proper, complex wine. Lovely completeness – great combination of ripeness and definition. A licking-llicorella sensation. Very vibrant. 17/20 Points (JR)  (9/2017)

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Staff Image By: Chantel Carroll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/1/2017 | Send Email
Yes, it is true what Joe said in the earlier review of this wine. I was impressed - very impressed. There is something so special about the Priorat region, truly an area that expresses great terroir. You get generous fruit combined with unique minerality from the soils. On the nose I got ripe black cherry, plum, black pepper and licorice. On the palate concentrated lush black and red fruits, dried flowers and a balance of minerality that only Priorat offers.

Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/28/2017 | Send Email
This is Priorat!! My colleague Chantel and I tasted the 2014 Mas Doix Salanques earlier today and were both impressed - very impressed. While we come to expect rich fruit and structured tannins in Priorat at this price, what made both of us take notice was the extraordinary energy and freshness of the wine, combined with a tactile feel of minerals. While I don't go around licking Llicorella (Catalan dialect for slate) this wine has the feel of a richly fruited Mediterranean red with a tight mineral core. I love it because it's so generous and delicious now, with loads of lively black cherry and raspberry flavors and sweet violet florals lingering on the palate as well. A phenomenal Priorat.

Additional Information:

Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Sub-Region:

Priorato