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Los 800, Priorat, 2009

Los 800, Priorat, 2--9


The wines coming from Spain right now are exciting and tend to be well priced.
The Priorat in Spain’s east tend to be the exception. Superb wines grown on steep hillsides make the Priorat wines more difficult to harvest. Los 800, Priorat, 2009 breaks the mold of being high priced.
Los 800 take its name from the fact that all of the grapes in the wine are grown above 800 meters. It is a blend of 50% Garnacha, 30% Carignan, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah. It is dark garnet red and has aromas of blackberry, wild berries, tobacco and earth. The palate explodes with tart red berries upfront with layers of earth, minerals and a slight smokiness. It has smooth but firm tannins with nice acidity. The finish is medium to long and very pleasant. This Los 800 is easy to drink and typically less than $20 easy to afford.
Enjoy the Los 800, Priorat, 2009 with rich grilled meat, make mine a rib eye medium rare.