LCBO Vintages Classics Release
“What began as a family of growers in Priorat is today one of the area’s stellar wineries.”
Wine & Spirits, February 2017
Pleret comes from the Catalan expression “slowly, calmly, step by step”. This wine conveys the essence of Priorat and its ancient vineyards. Made from a blend of 30% Garnatxa, 30% Cariñena, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 10% Syrah, this wine is meant to combine the best expression of those grape varietals grown on Priorat’s famous clattering slate licorella soils. Aged first in new and used French oak barrels for 14 months, the wine then saw a further six years in bottle before before release. Complex and powerful, drinking this wine is like listening to an orchestra whose individual parts combine into one harmonious symphony of flavours.
“(raised in new and used French oak barrels for 14 months, then held in bottle for six years before release): Deep ruby. Complex aromas of cherry compote, boysenberry, lavender, candied licorice and cola, along with a smoky mineral overtone. Broad, sweet and ripe on the palate, offering smooth, concentrated black and blue fruit, floral pastille and bitter chocolate flavours. Powerful, lush and surprisingly lively, with outstanding length, closing thrust and smooth tannins that sneak in late. 2018 – 2025”
93 points, Vinous.com, Jan 2016
“This exceptional wine is a blend of the estate’s oldest vines of 30% Garnacha and 30% Cariñena as well as 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet and 10% Syrah. This inky colored wine starts with rich aromas of black cherry, black olive, anise, sagebrush and suggestions of cassis. There are flavors of cassis, milk chocolate, sage, and blackberry jam with accents of tar. Balanced and rich, this is a decadent treat that is drinking in its sweet spot. Buil & Gine have really captured the art of blending here with this late release Priorat. (Best 2016-2030)”
93 points, International Wine Report, May 2016