Doix, Celler Mas
Priorat, Spain
Dark throughout, blood stained black core, full sunset red, orange and yellows at the rims, visually fully matured. Cedar and meadow grasses introduce the nose, black licorice, potpourri, not musty yet hints at it, thereís good zest in the cherry, blackberry fruit scents and after it opens for awhile shows good staying power. Medium-bodied, more tannic than expected and dry as a result. Grapefruit citrus, pressed roses, cedar and sage keep it zipping here and there. The fruit is by no means shot, just that the cherry, raspberry to blackberry flavors not on par with the structure. More licorice with a touch of pine. Initial impression was so-so but can really grow on you with time. Canít see further upside. 65% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 5% Syrah, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
88 points

Edited by Marc Hanes (05-12-2019 20:04:44)