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|93 Pts Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Grenache / Garnacha, Carignan / Carinena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah / Shiraz
93 Pts Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2005 vintage was outstanding in the Priorat DO and that is reflected in the 2005 Clos Abella. Made up of 40% Carinena, 40% Garnacha, with the balance Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, it was aged for 20 months in French oak. Smoke, minerals, violets, a confiture of black fruits, and licorice are some of the elements informing the nose of this dense, loaded, already complex, smooth-textured Priorat. Give it 2-3 years to fully blossom and drink it through 2025."
"This is the first appearance in these pages for Clos Abella. The estate belongs to the Marco family which has resided in the Priorat village of Porrera for centuries. The estate was founded in 2001 and is farmed organically while using as much biodynamics as possible."
93 Pts Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
"Youthful ruby. Intensely aromatic nose offers a seductive array of red and dark berries, flowers, smoky minerals and black tea. Pliant raspberry and bitter cherry flavors gain weight with air, picking up sweeter black and blue fruit character and silky tannins. Very fresh on the impressively long finish, which repeats the lively red fruit flavors. This is balanced to reward cellaring."
92 Pts Wine Spectator
"Black cherry, licorice, mineral and coffee flavors are subtle and harmonious in this well-integrated red, which has firm tannins, good balance and a long, fresh finish. Drink now through 2013. 750 cases made."
"This wine's characteristic freshness comes from the altitude of the vineyard where its grapes are grown and reflects the essence
of the Porrera terroir. Only the best grapes, carefully harvested by hand from our organically grown,biodynamically optimized vines, are used in our Clos Abella."
"Clos Abella is the perfect blend of the Priorat's two indigenous varieties, Grenache (40%) and Carignan (40%), with an added touch of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Aged for 24 months in French oak barrels, Clos Abella is an elegant, complex wine, well-balanced and with a long, fresh finish. Clos Abella is matured in the bottle for at least two years before leaving our winery."
"Clos Abella is especially recommended as an accompaniment to tuna, and also marries well with all meats, particularly slow-cooked meat dishes in sauce, such as lamb in tomato sauce." -Winery
"The Marco family, wine growers since the 15th century, were already present in Porrera at the time of the first census taken in Catalonia in 1497, as well as in the later census undertaken by the Count of Floridablanca in 1787. In the late 19th century, their vines were struck by the plague of phylloxera that was infesting vineyards across Europe, and the family abandoned the region for Barcelona, while keeping their lands in Porrera."
"In 1898, Ramon Marco Abella was born in Porrera. A man of entrepreneurial spirit and great fortitude, he decided to revive what had once been one of the best vineyards in the region. Just over a century later, his grandson David, together with his wife Olivia, decided to take things a step further by building a modern winery. The couple abandoned their professional careers in order to dedicate themselves full-time to their passion. The result of their efforts is the Bodega Marco Abella, a winery that contributes to the prestige enjoyed by Priorat wines the world over." -Winery