Alvaro Palacios

La Baixada 2019

strukturiert
tanninreich
pikant & würzig
99–100
100
2
Garnacha, Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo
5
rot
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2027–2055
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
3
Lobenberg: 99–100/100
Decanter: 97/100
Parker: 96/100
Suckling: 96/100
6
Spanien, Priorat
7
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation
lobenberg

Heiner Lobenberg über:
La Baixada 2019

99–100
/100

Lobenberg: Eine Auskoppelung der uralten wurzelechte, weit über 100 Jahre alten Grenache-Reben aus dem Les Terrasses. Weil der Terrasses duch diese Wütze und profunde Tiefe dieser winzigen Mengen zu verfälscht wurde, Goudron und schwarze Würze machen den Terrasses immer untypischer. Solo verarbeitet macht dieser Würzhammer durchaus Sinn. Jod und Eisen, Rappen, Veilchen Lakritze, Wacholder, Lavendel, Eisen Blut. Puuuhhh...so viel archaischer Druck in der Nase. Was ist das für ein Mund und Gaumen? Wieder Jod und Eisen und Blut und Schlehe....Sand, Kalkstein, Salz....und immer weiter tief runter in blaurote Frucht....es liest sich nicht so, aber der Wein hat unendlich feine Tannine und eine königliche Eleganz hinter dieser unendlichen, aber finessebeladenen Kraft. 99-100/100

97
/100

Decanter über: La Baixada

-- Decanter: Very delicate red fruit, dried cherries and raspberry, notes of cumin, very light broken dark chocolate, minor nutmeg, rosemary and camomile, with a very light, rose petal and orange blossom floral note. Very complex red fruits on the palate, dried herbal notes, lengthy acidity, and some tight tannic grip. Wine still developing and needs another two years in bottle to reach full potential. 97/100

96
/100

Parker über: La Baixada

-- Parker: The 2019 La Baixada is from the 1.3-hectare vineyard of the same name that is in the process of being classified as 'vinya classificada.' The wine was produced with Garnacha and 2% white grapes from 21-year-old-vines on steep costers (slopes) of slate (llicorella). The destemmed and lightly crushed grapes fermented in oak vats with indigenous yeasts, and the wine matured in a French oval foudre for 14 months. This has a lot in common with Finca Dofí, from a common paraje that is planted with wood from old vines from L'Ermita and Aubagetes that were not clean and delivers very low yields of small berries with thick skin and very loose bunches, a qualitative advantage that made Palacios bottle the wine separately even at the young age of the vines. There is purity here, and the wine is direct and spherical, with round and glossy tannins. The élevage of these 2019s is very subtle and has not marked the wines; there is great purity of aromas and flavors. 2,890 bottles were filled in May 2021. 96/100

96
/100

Suckling über: La Baixada

-- Suckling: Purity of fruit, with blackberries, cherries, orange peel and some mineral spice. Really gorgeous. Full-bodied with round tannins and a juicy, chewy finish. Yet the tannins are pure and layered. Give this four or five years to come together, but exciting already. Drink after 2024 and onwards. 96/100

Mein Winzer

Alvaro Palacios

Mittelpunkt des in den unwegsamen katalonischen Bergen gelegenen Weinanbaugebietes Priorato ist der kleine Ort Gratallops. Von hier aus haben in den vergangenen Jahren außergewöhnliche Rotweine für Furore gesorgt.