Black Slate Priorat, Spain, 2009.

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Black Slate Priorat, Spain, 2009..



46% Garnacha, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 2% Syrah.



Black Slate Priorat

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Not shy in any way, shape, or form, the Black Slate Priorat exhibits an almost meaty-type aroma on the nose, mixed with dried herbs, nutmeg, and bark. The plum and blackcurrant are lurking waaaaaay towards the back!
Even though 2009 is very young; the wine is drinking beautifully right now, even without decanting/aerating, although I would suggest you do so in order for it to reach its full potential. Surprisingly smooth, but still shows plenty of power! Black fruit leads the way, followed by black-cracked pepper, clove, dark-bitter chocolate, dried herbs and a long-smooth finish.
I suggest another few years in the bottle. I could drink this all day.

Black Slate Priorat, Spain, 2009.


Surprisingly, this wine handles itself perfectly fine by itself, but if you’re thinking about food, try it with chorizo, herb-roasted lamb, flank steak (or any steak for that matter), duck confit, rabbit, olives, stews/casseroles, venison and hard cheeses.



$….I can’t quite remember what I paid for it. I think it was around $18.99, it shouldn’t be any more than $20.

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