I’m always skeptical when I see high rating from Parker and buy with caution. A $15 if it were a 91 would be the bargain of the century. However … past experiences say my tastes and Parkers differ widely. A while back I read a book called How I saved the world from Parkerization . Yes I do read from time to time 🙂 This book focuses on how winemakers are starting to craft wines explicitly for Parker scores and the effects this is having on decades old techniques. I do digress …

This is deep in color with a mild nose similar to some cabs. On the mid pallet there are some lovely fruit flavors reminiscent of some cabs as well. On the finish this is quite a dry wine on the longer side of medium. There some oak present and tannins are well under control. There even is a quite a nice bit of complexity to the wine. This is a lovely blend. Right out of the bottle without breathing this is accessible now. I have no idea how well this will keep. I hesitate to say that Parker and I might actually agree on a wine. I would give this a 90-91. You will be rewarded for trying this one! Run out and grab some.

From the LCBO web site:
ETIM SELECCION 2006 DO Montsant (Falset-Mar&ccedila) TASTING NOTE: The 2006 Etim Seleccion is a blend of 60% Garnacha 30% Carinena [Carignan] and 10% Syrah aged for 6 months in seasoned French and American oak. Opaque purple-colored it exhibits a brooding bouquet of minerals black cherry and blueberry. Layered on the palate with hints of dried herbs and an amalgam of blue and black fruits the wine has excellent grip and depth followed by a lengthy finish. If you want to experience Priorat without paying the price this is the way to go. Score – 91. (Jay Miller Aug. 2008) 681346 $15 Featured 8/29/2009

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