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Celler de Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica 2009Celler de Capcanes Mas Donis Barrica 2009
Size: 750ml
Country: Spain

WA 90 IWC 90

The property is situated in the village of Capcanes and served for several years as the village cooperative. In the 1990ís, the co-op began making kosher wines for the Jewish population of Barcelona, and from that exposure in the much larger city, the property began to attract a greater level of interest. Eric Solomon approached Capcanes and asked for a custom cuvee to be made from some of the better vines of the property. This was just the beginning of a strong partnership!

Medium ruby with flecks of violet; exotic aromas of liquor like cherry, spicy cake; vanilla; toast; ripe and nicely concentrated but not over-matured; very Garnacha in character; a lot of fruit; medium finish with ripe, sweet tannins.


"The purple-colored 2007 Mas Donis Barrica is a blend of 85% Garnacha (from vineyards over 80 years of age) and 15% Syrah. Aged for eight months in French and American oak, it was bottled without fining and filtration. It offers up an alluring bouquet of smoke, pencil lead, earth notes, clove, cinnamon, and black cherry. This leads to a wine with remarkable depth and concentration for its humble price, savory flavors, and a fruit-filled finish. Although it is likely to evolve for 1-2 years, there is no reason to delay gratification." -Rated 90, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

" Ruby-red. Powerfully scented bouquet of raspberry, blackberry, cocoa powder and smoky minerals, with a sexy floral overtone. Lush and creamy but lively, with strong red berry flavors and supple texture. Highly alluring wine with lingering sweet notes of rose and red berries." -Rated 90, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar