Alvaro Palacios, Les Aubaguetes, Priorat, Spain 2015
‘Auba’ means shade in Catalan and, as Alvaro Palacios said, ‘the best Priorats were always planted in the shade’. New to the portfolio, this blend from Bellmunt used to go into Les Terrasses and Camins del Priorat. Alvaro Palacios Les Aubaguetes 2015 is a new vintage and is the first recognition that Aubaguetes deserves to be bottled alone.
Alvaro Palacios Les Aubaguetes 2015 is a deep purple colour. Seductively floral, blackcurrant aromas. The palate opens with a blast of fruit juice, and then the Samsó comes through with clear, blueberry intensity . Very approachable now.
Indicative price £353 per 3. 2130 bottles made. Contact FMV Wines
Taster Sarah Jane Evans MW
This wine was a barrel sample tasted at Alvaro Palacios en primeur in London on 17th March 2016.