"This has crisp focus, with bright cherry and berry fruit and lively acidity. The tannins are light but firm, the oak well-integrated. A vibrant wine. Drink now through 2012. –TM
" -Rated 88, Wine Spectator
"The 2005 Salanques, a blend of 65% Garnacha, 20% Carinena, and the balance Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, is aged in French oak for 14 months. It has a glass-coating purple-hue with an alluring bouquet of cedar, smoke, slate, blueberry, and black cherry. Youthful and structured on the palate, this potentially complex effort will profit from 5-7 years of additional cellaring. It will be at its best from 2015 to 2030.
" -Rated 93, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Bright red. Zesty red berry aromas are sharpened by white pepper and baking spices. Brisk raspberry and cherry flavors show very good energy and are nicely framed by fine-grained tannins. A focused, nervy example of Priorat, finishing precise and persistent. " -Rated 90, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar