Celler Cecilio Black Slate Gratallops Vi de la Vila Priorat 2018

Rhone Blends - Red from Priorat, Spain
JD 95
WA 91
15.0% ABV
Item # 336240

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95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2017 Black Slate Gratallops Vi De La Vila comes from a warmer region in the Priorat and has a more powerful, ripe, opulent style compared to the Porrera cuvée, which comes from a cooler region. A huge nose of mulled cherries, dried earth, spice, and dusty pebble-like minerality gives way to a medium to full-bodied Priorat that has ripe tannins, an opulent, sexy texture, and a great finish. It’s another wine from Solomon that has classic Priorat character, is impeccably balanced, and drinks way above its humble price point. Don’t miss it! The blend is 58% Grenache, 32% Carignan, and 10% Syrah, aged 12 months in 20% new French oak. Drink: 2019-2026. (4/3/19)"

91 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$25 list] The 2018 Black Slate Gratallops, a blend of Cariñena, Garnacha and Syrah, is part of the Black Slate series produced for American importer European Cellars. The varieties fermented separately with natural yeasts, and only 20% of the volume was put in oak barrels for 15 months. It has effervescent freshness and a mixture of red and black fruit with just a spicy twist and some peachy character. There is some rusticity on the palate along with earthy tannins, giving it the profile of a classical Priorat. 20,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2019. Drink: 2019-2022. (Aug 2019)"
95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2017 Black Slate Gratallops Vi De La Vila comes from a warmer region in the Priorat and has a more powerful, ripe, opulent style compared to the Porrera cuvée, which comes from a cooler region. A huge nose of mulled cherries, dried earth, spice, and dusty pebble-like minerality gives way to a medium to full-bodied Priorat that has ripe tannins, an opulent, sexy texture, and a great finish. It’s another wine from Solomon that has classic Priorat character, is impeccably balanced, and drinks way above its humble price point. Don’t miss it! The blend is 58% Grenache, 32% Carignan, and 10% Syrah, aged 12 months in 20% new French oak. Drink: 2019-2026. (4/3/19)"

91 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$25 list] The 2018 Black Slate Gratallops, a blend of Cariñena, Garnacha and Syrah, is part of the Black Slate series produced for American importer European Cellars. The varieties fermented separately with natural yeasts, and only 20% of the volume was put in oak barrels for 15 months. It has effervescent freshness and a mixture of red and black fruit with just a spicy twist and some peachy character. There is some rusticity on the palate along with earthy tannins, giving it the profile of a classical Priorat. 20,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2019. Drink: 2019-2022. (Aug 2019)"
Product SKU 336240
Producer Celler Cecilio
Country Spain
Region Priorat
Varietal Rhone Blends - Red
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 58% Grenache, 32% Carignan, and 10% Syrah
ABV 15.0%
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