Ever since 1984, UK wine magazine Decanter have bestowed an accolade on a figure from the the world of wine, crowning them man of the year. The first recipient was Serge Hochar. The most recent, and a very popular choice, was Alvaro Palacios, who at the age of 50 (he’s 51 on Monday) is still [...]
I have just written up the remarkable wines of Alvaro Palacios (and other family members):
Alvaro Palacios, Priorat
Descendientes de J Palacios, Bierzo
Palacios Remondo, Rioja
The top wines from Priorat and Bierzo are among Spain’s most expensive. But the good news is that the inexpensive wines from these projects are thrilling, aromatically stunning, and don’t need to be [...]
Had my first visit to Priorat yesterday. Remarkable how similar the soils are to the Douro, with schist, which here they call licorella.
The similarity is also helped by the fact that there are some steep slopes, with terracing needed. I was visiting with Torres, so I saw their two sites: one, a large new-ish vineyard at [...]
Two wines with a common connection: schist.
Top wines of the SITT tasting, February 24th 2010
Here’s a selection of some of my favourite wines from today’s SITT (SITT = specialist importers trade tasting). It’s now a big tasting with many seriously interesting wines, and I just tried a small proportion of them. As a result, this is very much a personal selection, [...]