2017 Mas d'en Gil Coma Vella
Masia Barril, the first winery to produce wines in the DO Priorat has returned to its original name, Mas d'en Gil since 1998, when it was acquired by the Rovira Carbonell family. Located in Bellmunt, 350 meters above sea level, this bodega is blessed with a specific microclimate with warm, humid southeasterly winds, which gives the wines a complex and differentiated character.
Coma Vella belongs to the top range of red Spanish wines from this domain. If you want to taste a Spanish wine with a perfect price-quality ratio from the famous Priorat region, don't hesitate. The fruit is the protagonist here, perfectly intertwined with the wood. A sultry Mediterranean touch, with enough acidity, make it a particularly seductive wine. Up to 60% vieilles vignes are used, mainly Grenache and Carignan. The other varietals come from vineyards that are also older than 15 years. Coma stands for valley (hill) and Vella for old.
Dark red in colour. In the nose a nice mix of Mediterranean spiciness, garrigue, and lots of red and black fruit - red currants, black currants, cherries, raspberries - followed by a discreet vanilla touch and sweet notes of mocha and cocoa. In the mouth an explosion of fruit with beautifully defined tannins and good acidity that give structure to the whole. Long finish with subtle mineral accents. Coma Vella needs some time in the glass. After some aeration, the wine blossoms in depth and in its grandeur. Priorat with class, a reflection of its terroir and with pure fruit.
Parker writes in his review of this wine that it is one of the best wines from the Priorat from a price/quality point of view.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Winery||Mas d En Gil|
|Grape||Carignan, Garnacha, Syrah-Shiraz|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|James Suckling rating||93|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Flexible, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Met vrienden, Open haard|