2014 Terroir Al Limit Priorat Les Tosses

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The standout 2014 Les Tosses may be the best vintage thus far. Pure old-vine Cariñena, this is a wine that rewards patience, unfolding slowly in the glass. With 98-points from Robert Parker, this unique Spanish beauty is sure to be coveted by collectors. Parker notes, “there is none of the rusticity I often link to the grape, this is extremely floral and perfumed,” adding, “I don’t remember tannins as elegant as these in a Cariñena before.”

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2014
Appellation:
Priorat
SKU #:
1042807
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA98

Wine Advocate

Already bottled in June 2016, slightly earlier as it usually spends two years in foudre to avoid excessive fatigue because of too much oxygen in the wine, the 2014 Les Tosses is pure Cariñena from an old vineyard on slate soils at some 650 meters altitude. There is none of the rusticity I often link to the grape, this is extremely floral and perfumed, with plenty of violets, a little earthy too. The palate is extremely balanced, and I don't remember tannins as elegant as these in a Cariñena before. There is length, freshness and a very, very long finish. This might very well be the best vintage of Les Tosses so far. This wine feels very young and it's a bit shy, but giving it time it is just amazing. It should be much better with a little more time in bottle. If you decide to pull the cork soon, make sure you give it some time to breathe. There are 1,946 bottles produced. The vineyard is almost two hectares, and Dominik Huber only used part of it for this bottling, and the rest goes to Torroja. But, his idea is to increase the volume so he'll take longer to sell this vintage so he can keep the wine for one year longer in bottle before selling it. Smart thinking...