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The October 2020 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 10/22/2020 6:00:00 PM PDT
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Lot #580. Alvaro Palacios Priorat L`Ermita Velles Vinyes 2001

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Region: Spain, Catalunya, Priorat.
Score: 96 RP.
"The flagship offering, the 2001 l’Ermita, is produced from 60-year old, head-pruned Grenache (85%) vines and 15% old vine Carignan and younger vine Cabernet Sauvignon. Yields were a meager 15 hectoliters per hectare in 2001. This 500-case cuvee, aged in 100% new French oak, represents the essence of Priorat as well as this particular vineyard source. Alvaro Palacios practices malolactic fermentation in barrel, and bottling after an egg white fining and no filtration. The black/purple-colored 2001 boasts an extraordinary aromatic profile of charcoal, blackberries, raspberries, kirsch, melted licorice, and espresso. Full-bodied and unctuously-textured, with sweet tannin and abundant quantities of fruit as well as glycerin, this is a remarkably well-balanced wine of great intensity and formidable aging potential." Wine Advocate #152, Apr 2004
Provenance: The Confluence Cellar
Notes: Very lightly scuffed capsule, very lightly scuffed, very lightly damp stained, very lightly bin soiled label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $450

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