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We are very proud of our wines and even more when there are other people who think so. Below you can see a summary of ratings and comments that different personalities and media published about our work.

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker

  • Celler Capcanes 2012 Mas Donis Barrica Montsant, Spain (Red) Rating: 94p

Another baby Priorato, the 2012 Mas Donis, a custom cuvée from Eric Solomon, is composed of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah aged nine months in both new and used French and American oak. The Grenache comes from 70-year-old vines, and the Syrah from 30-year-old vines. It is difficult to find a better value than this incredibly rich effort. The bouquet offers up a smorgasbord of aromas, including crushed rocks, spring flowers, kirsch liqueur and blacker fruits. Full-bodied with a velvety, voluptuous texture, and admirable opulence, density, purity and texture, it is nearly impossible to believe that something this good could be priced at $12 a bottle. Consume it over the next year.

Jancis Robinson "A Catalan Collection":

  • 2v/b 2009, 17p: Deep pinkish gold. Orange peel and tang plus great depth and concentration. Lots to chew on. Very firm and structured – no flab whatsoever. Really interesting and the alcohol is well covered.Drink 2013- 2017 • £30 RRP 17
  • Capçanes Mas Donis Rosat 2013, 16p: Rather lurid pale raspberry colour. Chock full of fruit reined in. Definitely ends dry. A light clarete with lots of local character. Definitely recommended for drinking with food.Drink 2014- • £7.99 Little Wine Club
  • Capçanes Mas Collet 2011, 16.5p: Blend of Garnacha with Cabernet and Tempranillo and Uncle Tom Cobley. All oak aged. Neat garnet. Brilliant amount of fruit, integrity and character per penny. Great dry but not drying finish after more than a hint of llicorella! Real structure. Tastes far more expensive. VGV. Drink 2014- 2018 • £10 Theatre of Wine
  • Capçanes Peraj Petita 2012, 16p: Kosher cuvée all in tank. Mainly Garnacha and Cabernet. Sweet and fruity – a bit simple and chewy. Not nearly as captivating as the 2011 Mas Collet. But more character and artisan character than most kosher wines at this price.Drink 2015- 2017 • £11.99 Berry Bros & Rudd, Virgin Wines
  • Capçanes 2 Pájaros 2012, 16+p:  100% Samso (Cariñena). Broad and rich on the nose with deeply buried chestnut notes. Still quite young and embryonic. Rather pinched on the finish. Bracing at the moment!Drink 2016- 2022
  • Capçanes Cabrida Calissa 2010, 16p:  Limestone. Round and fresh with real lift. Racy and nervy. Chewy.Drink 2015- 2020 • £58 Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Capçanes Cabrida 2011, 17.5p: Old Garnacha with a year in French barriques. Warm and rich on the nose but with real refreshment on the palate. More sinewy than a typical Châteauneuf. Refined. Recalls the David Sadie Grenache a bit. Fine and muscular. Amazingly persistent.Drink 2014- 2020 • £29 Berry Bros & Rudd, Little Wine Club

Vivir el Vino:

  • 2 Pájaros 2012: 92p.

Wine Up 2015:

  • Mas Tortó 2011: 88.15p. Picota ribete violeta-amoratado. En nariz cuero, tabaco, pimienta y fruta negra.
  • Costers del Gravet 2011: 88.92p. Rojo picota ribete carmín. En nariz buena fruta acompañada de los tostados, el cuero limpio, fondo animal y toque licoroso. En boca tanino que llena la boca, sensación de carnosidad, amable, balsámico y al final vuelve la fruta acompañada de pan tostado.
  • Vall del Calàs 2011: 88.38p. Rojo picota ribete morado. Nariz compleja, mineral, fruta roja y negra. Balsámico. Tostados y cacao. En boca carnoso, fresco, balsámico, fonal tostados y fruta.

Tim’s Tasting Notes:

  • Peraj Ha’abib (2012): 92p. This is a complex blend of old vine Garnacha with Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan (Samsó) from one of the best cooperatives in Spain. Think of it as a mini-Priorat, but at a slightly lower price. Plum, spice and chocolate-like flavours are appealingly intertwined here, with the Cabernet adding some leafy freshness to the herbal, earthy Mediterranean flavours. The minerality and the acidity keep the wine fresh, despite its comparatively high alcohol.
  • Mas Collet Barrica(2011): 90p. An oak-aged blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Capçanes co-operative that shows why Montsant is such a good value alternative to neighbouring Priorat. The oak is just a top note here, despite the name of the wine, adding complexity to the flavours of plum, cassis and hot stones. The wine finishes with a dry, mineral flourish that ties it all together, like a bow on a gift-wrapped present.

“The Wine Advocate”, Robert Parker, USA 2014

  • Costers del Gravet (2011):  89p
  • Peraj Petita (2012): 87p
  • 2 Pajaros (2011): 90p
  • Cabrida (2012): 91p
  • Mas Donís Barrica (2012): 94p

"Selection wine tasting”; 2014

  • Mas Donís negre 2013: 3 stars: very good , silver medal

Jancis Robinson "Purple Pages", 2014, by Ferran Centelles:

  • Capçanes, Costers del Gravet 2011 Montsant 17/20 Drink 2014-2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnatxa, Carinyena. From 25-40 years old vines planted in Capçanes and Guiamets. Harvest takes place in October. 12 months in French oak barrels. Retail price €12. Capçanes is a quality driven co-operative that dates back to 1933. Their wines flood restaurants in Catalunya and wine professionals feel really proud of them. The wine is modern in style, hedonistic, easy to enjoy, juicy and super pleasant. Quite straightforward in aroma with concentrated blueberry fruit. More voluminous and spectacular than long and complex. Lots of concentration, lots of fruit, lots of wine. Am I tasting Priorat? GV (FC) 14.5% €12 RRP
  • Capçanes, Mas Collet 2011 Montsant 15/20 Drink 2014-2015 Garnatxa, Carinyena, Ull de Llebre, Cabernet Sauvignon. 15-30 year old vines at 200-400 m. Diversity of vineyards from Capçanes and Guiamets. Nine months in American and French oak. This is a correct wine, easy drinking and not really concentrated. Sweet caramel, coffee and simple black fruit.

"Guía Vinos Imbatibles", 2014, Spain, David Seijas:

  • Mas Donís red 2012

"Guía Intervinos" 2014, Spain:

  • Mas Collet 2011, 89p: Vino Muy Bueno

"Guía Proensa de los mejores vinos de España", 2014 Spain:

  • Cabrida 2011, 98p: Una de las mejores cosechas del mejor tinto del Montsant. Amplio, potente, con muchos matices y mucho carácter; elegante. Equilibrado y con noble fuerza en la boca, fresco, sabroso, expresivo.
  • Mas Tortó 2011, 93p: Sugestivo, con nervio. Fino carácter frutal (frutas rojas, flores azules) ensalzado por la crianza, tonos balsámicos. Potente, consistente, fresco, sabroso, amplio.
  • Costers del Gravet 2010, 91p: Complejo y con casta. Le falta pegada pero no finura en nariz, pero se expresa en un gran paso de boca, fresco, fluido, equilibrado, sabroso, amplio, largo.

"LA GUIA de vins de Catalunya", 2014:

  • Pansal del Calàs 2010, 9.04p: Fresc/ Potent
  • Mas Donís negre 2012, 9.03p: Fresc/ Orginal/ Llaminer
  • Mas Picosa negre 2011, 9.00p: Fresc/ Llaminer/ Potent
  • Cabrida 2010, 9.57p: Llaminer/ Elegant/ Potent
  • Peraj Ha'abib, Flor de Primavera 2011, 9.48p: Elegant/ Llaminer
  • Costers del Gravet 2011, 9.10p: Fresc/ Llaminer
  • Vall del Calàs 2010, 9.01p: Llaminer/ Potent/ Especiat
  • Mas Collet barrica 2011, 8.97p: Especiat/ Llaminer
  • Lasendal barrica 2010, 8.69p: Fresc/ Làctic/ Sec
  • Mas Donís rosat 2012, 8.28p: Fresc/ Llaminer/ Làctic

"Guía Peñín de los vinos de España", 2014, Spain:

  • 2 Pájaros 2011, 93p Vino Excelente 100% Cariñena, Color cereza muy intenso. Aroma tostado, chocolate, fruta sobremadurada, mineral, roble cremoso. Boca potente, estructurado, fruta madura, taninos maduros.
  • Cabrida Calissa 2011, 93p Vino Excelente 100% Garnacha, Color cereza, borde granate. Aroma fruta madura, roble cremoso, tostado, complejo, terroso. Boca potente, sabroso, tostado, taninos maduros.
  • Costers del Gravet 2011, 91p Vino Excelente 50%Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% garnacha, 25% Cariñena. Color cereza brilllante. Aroma fruta madura, especias dulces, roble cremoso, mineral. Boca sabroso, frutoso, tostado, taninos maduros.
  • Lasendal 2012, 89p Vino muy Bueno 85% Garnacha, 15% Syrah Color cereza intenso, borde violáceo. Aroma equilibrado, intensidad media, fruta madura, especias dulces. Boca largo, boca madura, taninos maduros.
  • Mas Collet 2012, 87p Vino muy Bueno 35% Garnacha, 25% Cariñena, 25% Tempranillo, 15%Cabernet Sauvignon. Color cereza intenso, borde granate. Aroma potente, hierbas secas, fruta madura, fruta confitada. Boca lleno, frutoso, graso.
  • Mas Donís 2012, 86p Vino muy Bueno 80% Garnacha, 20% Syrah. Color cereza, borde violáceo. Aroma equilibrado, fruta madura, hierbas silvestres. Boca sabroso, frutoso, fácil de beber.
  • Mas Picosa 2012, 87p Vino muy Bueno 40% Garnacha, 40% Cariñena, 10% merlot, 10% tempranillo. Color cereza intenso, borde violáceo. Aroma intensidad media, fruta madura, cerrado. Boca estructurado, taninos maduros.
  • Mas Tortó 2011 91p  Vino Excelente 70% Garnacha, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% merlot, 10% syrah. Color cereza, borde granate. Aroma fruta madura, especiado, roble cremoso, tostado complejo. Boca potente, sabroso, tostado, taninos maduros.
  • Pansal del Calàs 2010 88p Vino muy Bueno 70% Garnacha, 30% Cariñena. Color borde granate, borde violáceo. Aroma intensidad media, fruta madura, fruta confitada. Boca frutoso, sabroso, equilibrado, buena acidez.
  • Peraj Ha'abib 2011 93p Vino Excelente 40%Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Garnacha, 20%Cariñena. Color cereza brillante. Aroma fruta madura, especias dulces, roble cremoso, terroso, tostado. Boca sabroso, frutoso, tostado, taninos maduros.
  • Vall del Calàs 2011 90p Vino Excelente 50% merlot, 35% garnacha, 15% tempranillo. Color cereza muy intenso. Aroma especiado, fruta madura, tostado, especias dulces. Boca potente, buena acidez, amargoso.
  • Pinot Noir 6/X 90p Vino Excelente 100% Pinot Noir. Color cereza, borde granate. Aroma fruta madura, especiado, roble cremoso, tostado, hierbas de tocador. Boca potente, sabroso, tostado, taninos maduros, elegante.

"Restaurant Wine" newsletter, by Ronn Wiegand, USA 2013:

  • Peraj Petita 2012, ★★★★ EXCELLENT quality :Kosher. Full bodied and quite grapey in character, with blackberry, strawberry, and raspberry fruitiness, with overtones of pepper and oak. Medium long finish. Excellent quality. 55% Garnacha del Pais, 30% Samsó, 15% Tempranillo. Partially aged for 10 months in American and French oak barrels; partially stainless steel aged.
  • Costers del Gravet 2010, ★★★★+ EXCELLENT quality  Quality single vineyard blends, using Spanish and French varieties. Full bodied, round and complex in character; a wine with good depth of fruit (cassis, cherry jam, with overtones of olive, toast, and tobacco), and a lightly tannic, somewhat oaky finish. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Garnacha, 20% Cariñena. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, some new.
  • Vall del Calàs 2010, ★★★★+ EXCELLENT quality:Full bodied and ripely flavored; a Merlot blend has intense fruitiness (blueberry, cherry, red currant), evident oakiness, and a very long, lightly tannic finish. Has spicy, toasty, woody overtones. 65% Merlot, 30% Garnacha, 5% Tempranillo. Aged 13 months in French oak barrels, partially new.
  • Pansal del Calàs 2010, ★★★★ EXCELLENT quality  Pansal is a sweet, foritfied Grenache- based wine. It is full bodied, concentrated, and medium sweet; a wine with excellent depth and flavor (raspberry jam, plum, blackberry), with toasty overtones. Very long finish. Can be aged. From vines 45 to 85 years old: 70% Garnacha and 30% Carinyena. Aged in 18 to 24 months in French oak barrels.
  • Cabrida 2010, ★★★★★ EXCEPTIONAL quality  Cabrida is a single vineyard bottling produced from very old vines. It is very rich and full bodied; a complex, well balanced wine with rich fruitiness (blueberry, cranberry, raspberry jam), evident oak character (vanilla, toast, spicy oak), and a very long, mildly tannic finish. Exceptional. 100% Garnacha. Aged 12 months in new French oak barrels.
  • Peraj Ha’abib, Flor de Primavera 2011, ★★★★+ EXCELLENT quality  Kosher. Excellent: supple, complex, and full bodied, this is a powerful but stylish wine that is smoothly textured and intensely flavored. Very long and mildly tannic finish. It tastes of raspberry jam, blackberry; aniseed, toast, tobacoo, pepper, and plum. 40% Garnacha, 40%Cabernet Sauvignon, 20%Cariñena. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, both new and one year old.

"Peñin Guide, Top wines from Spain", Spain, 2013/2014:

  • Cabrida 2009. 91p Colour: deep cherry, granet rim. Nose: wild herbs, ripe fruits, sweet spices. Palate: floavourful, good structure, good acidity.
  • Costers del Gravet 2010 92p Colour: deep cherry, purple rim. Nose: expressive, red berry notes, ripe fruit, balsamic herbs, sweet spices. Palate: good structure, good acidity, fine bitter notes, round tannins.
  • Flor de Primavera, Peraj Ha'abib kosher 2010  91p  Colour: cherry, granet rim. Nose: complex, expressive, balaced, ripe fruit, creamy oak. Palate: good structure, flavourfull, full.
  • Lasendal 2010 90p  Colour: deep cherry, purple rim. Nose: spicy, balsamic herbs, ripe fruit. Palate: correct, ripe fruit, good finish.
  • Mas Picosa 2011  90p   Colour: cherry, purple rim. Nose: powerfull, ripe fruit, fruit expression. Palate: powerful, flavourful, ripe fruit.
  • Mas Tortó 2010  91p  Colour: cherry, purple rim. Nose: complex, balanced, ripe fruit, spicy, scrubland. Palate: good structure, flavourful, complex.
  • Pansal del Calàs 2008  90p  Colour: cherry, garnet rim. Nose: ripe fruit, fruit liqueur notes, dark chocolate, cocoa bean, sweet spices, toasty. Palate: powerful, flavourful, long, balanced.
  • Vall del Calàs 2009 90p Colour: cherry, garnet rim. Nose: ripe fruit, spicy, creamy oak, complex. Palate: powerful, flavourful, toasty, round tanins.

"Decanter World Wine Awards", United Kingdom 2013:

  • Lasendal 2011. Commended Medal
  • Costers del Gravet 2010. Commended Medal

"Revista vivir el vino" Spain, Junio 2013:

  • Cabrida 2010. 94p "Mucha fruta roja... pura esencia mineral... en boca amplio, tanino maduro... excelente acidez y final largo con recuerdos de cacao"

"Guia Palacio de los mejores vinos Iberoamericanos" Spain, June 2013:

  • Mas Collet 2011. 92p
  • Lasendal 2011.  90p
  • Flor de Primavera (Peraj Ha’abib) 2011. 93+p
  • Costers del Gravet 2010. 91+p
  • Vall del Calàs 2010. 94+p
  • Cabrida 2010. 94p

"Markus del Monego & Andreas Larsson", Tasted Journal, 100% Blind Spain, May 2013:
 

  • Mas Tortó 2010, 94p: Andreas Larsson, fresh nose of dark berries, herbs, liquorices, kirsch and subtle oak, very good grip on the palate, juicy and fresh with a bright acidity, layers of dark fruit, nice cassis flavors, well integrated oak, grainy tannin and a very good length. Markus Del Monego, dark purple red with violet hue and black centre. Elegant but expressive nose, mature fruit, discreet spiyness and hints of minerality. On the palate well structured with good weight and length, almost sweet tannins.

Peraj Ha'abib: "VINOS EXTRAORDINARIOS, Los 100 mejores vinos españoles de todos los tiempos", Lluís Tolosa

Lasendal: "Los 100 mejores vinos por menos de 10€", Alicia Estrada.

Concours "Grenaches du Monde", France:

  • Cabrida 2010: Silver Medal

"Guía Peñín" 2013, José Peñín, España:

  • "Mas Donís rosat 2011": 88p.  Color frambuesa, brillante. Aroma equilibrado, fruta roja, hierbas de tocador. Boca fruta madura, buena acidez.
  • "Mas Picosa 2011" 90p Color cereza, borde violáceo. Aroma potente, fruta madura, espresión frutal. Boca potente, sabroso, fruta madura.
  • "Mas Donís 2011" Vino muy bueno: 86p Color cereza, borde violáceo. Aroma cálido, fruta madura, especiado. Boca buena acidez, amargoso, cálido.
  • "Costers del Gravet 2010" 92p  Color cereza intenso, borde violáceo. Aroma expresivo, fruta roja, fruta madura, balsámico, especias dulces. Boca estructurado, buena acidez, fino amargor, taninos maduros.
  • "Flor de Primavera, Peraj Ha’abib, Kosher 2010"  91p. Color cereza, borde granate. Aroma complejo, expresivo, equilibrado, fruta madura, roble cremoso. Boca estructurado, sabroso, lleno.
  • "Mas Tortó 2010" 91p. Vino excelente. Color cereza, borde violáceo. Aroma complejo, equilibrado, fruta madura, especiado, hierbas de monte. Boca estructurado, sabroso y complejo.
  • "Lasendal Garnatxa 2010" 90p. Color cereza intenso, borde violáceo. Aroma especiado, balsámico, fruta madura. Boca correcto, fruta madura, cierta persistencia.
  • "Mas Collet 2010" 88p Color cereza brillante. Aroma fruta madura, especias dulces, expresivo. Boca sabroso, frutoso, tostado, taninos maduros.
  • "Cabrida 2009" 91p Color cereza, borde granate. Aroma hierbas silvestres, fruta madura, especias dulces. Boca sabroso, estructurado, buena acidez.
  • "Vall del Calàs 2009"  90p Color cereza, borde granate. Aroma fruta madura, especiado, roble cremoso, complejo. Boca potente, sabroso, tostado, taninos maduros.
  • "Pansal del Calàs 2008" 90p Color cereza, borde granate. Aroma fruta madura, fruta al licor, chocolate, cacao fino, especias dulces, tostado. Boca potente, sabroso, largo, equilibrado.

"Guía Proensa 2013", Andrés Proensa, España:
 

  • "Cabrida '09"  97p   Fresco y rotundo, elegante. Nariz rica en finos matices: frutos negros maduros, florales, minerales, monte bajo, tinta, especias. Con músculo y con nervio, consistente, equilibrado, sabroso, expresivo.a
  • "Mas Tortó '09" 93p  El más opulento de la gama, pero no exento de nervio y frescura. Expresivo y elegante en aromas, equilibrado y potente en la boca, sabroso, amplio, largo.

"Guía Vino ABC" 2013, Juan Fernández- Cuesta, España:
 

  • "Mas Tortó 2009" 93p Crece con ganas. Liviano en nariz, aromas muy suaves, un toque de barrica, un algo de fruta... Extraordinario en boca, para todos los públicos, suficiente densidad, gran equilibrio, excelencia frutal. Crianza: doce meses en barrica. Variedades: garnacha (70%), cabernet sauvignon, merlot y syrah.
  • "Peraj Ha’abib 2010" 93p Tiempo de pureza. Elegancia. Finura de aromas. Fruta en boca, naturaleza, equilibrio que reina. Tiempo de un vino kosher. Elaborado bajo la estricta supervisión de un rabino. Un vino grande, un gran vino.
  • "Pinot Noir 2010, 5/X" 92p Al límite de la máxima elegancia. Toques al fondo de fruta roja, muy fina la barrica. Goce en boca, suavidad, persistencia

"Markus del Monego & Andreas Larsson", Tasted Journal, 100% Blind Spain, Oct 2012:

  • Peraj Ha'abib, Flor de Primavera 2010; 89p : AL- Young, ruby red with a blue rim; clean nose of freshly crushed berries, pepper and clove; the palate is young, rather dense with attractive, pure berry fruit... MDM- Dark, purple red with violet hue and black centre. Very concentrated but closed nose, good structure and balance. On the palate well balanced with medium weight and good length.
  • Cabrida 2009; 88.5p: AL - Medium deep ruby; rather restrained nose of wood, spices, red and dark berries; quite structured and firm palate with young tannin, restrained fruit, some woody notes and a long, tight finish. MdM - Dark, purple red with violet hue and almost black centre. Ripe aromas, spicy and slightly mineral touch with juicy fruit. On the palate well balanced with well integrated tannins and juicy character.

"Steven Tanzer, Josh Raynolds", International Wine Cellar, 19 Sept. 2012:

  • 2011 Celler de Capçanes, Mas Picosa de Flor en Flor, D.O. Montsant: (70% garnacha and 30% syrah, aged for six months in stainless steel):  Bright purple.  Assertive aromas of candied dark berries and spicecake, with a zesty mineral topnote.  Juicy, penetrating blackberry and bitter cherry flavors show very good depth and pick up a peppery element with air.  Finishes tangy and long, with resonating spiciness and a hint of candied flowers. 90points
  • 2010 Celler de Capçanes, Costers del Gravet, D.O. Montsant: (50% garnacha, 30% cabernet sauvignon and 20% samso, aged for 12 months in new and 2-year-old French oak):  Inky ruby.  Redcurrant, licorice and spicy oak on the nose.  Sappy, focused and pure, offering flavors of bitter cherry, dark chocolate and rhubarb.  Finishes bright and energetic, with harmonious tannins and very good length. 91points

“Flüssiges Gold von Paula Bosch”, Genuss, Set 2012: Germany: Pansal del Calàs... a new star in the Spain sweet wine’s history… Celler de Capçanes, nowadays the best cooperative in Spain…

"Yossie's Corkboard", May 2012: This week’s newsletter discusses one of my all-time favorite wineries – Capcanes of Spain. Despite much love for this delightful winery, having enjoyed its kosher vintages starting with 1998; I have never dedicated a newsletter to the winery and its history. While many acclaimed non-kosher vineyards around the world make kosher cuvees of certain wines in limited runs, Capcanes is unique in that it was its kosher cuvee that initially put it on the map. Located in the village of Capcanes in Spain’s Montsant region a close neighbor of Spain’s famed Priorat, the Capcanes winery was founded as a cooperative by five local wine-growing families in 1933.

"Juan Fernádez- Cuesta", Diario ABC, Mayo, 2012, Spain : Vino kosher, pura belleza. Este vino es una maravilla. Es Peraj Ha’abib. Flor de Primavera. Así se llama. Un vino kosher que ha dejado de ser kosher (no soy judío) en el instante que he abierto la botella. Ha perdido su pureza, aunque se mantenga entera. Pura belleza.

"Wine- plus", Germany:

  • Mas Picosa ECO 2011 84p
  • Lasendal 2010 85p
  • Pinot Noir 2010, 5/X  88p
  • Mas Tortó 2009, vinyes velles  91p
  • Cabrida 2009, vinyes velles  89p
  • Mas Picosa 2010, de flor en flor, BIO  84p
  • Lasendal 2010, garnatxa barrica, 85p
  • Mas Collet 2009  86p
  • Costers del Gravet 2009   88p
  • Vall del Calàs 2009  89p
  • Mas Donís rosé 2011 84p

Kosherwino, Jon Tabak”, 2011 USA
Peraj Ha´abib 2009: 94 points
(.. most elegant vintage to date. The Grenache component of this blend really shines, so much so that it reminiscent of Capcanes’ varietal old vine Grenache, La Flor del Flor de Primavera 2007. In the glass, the wine is a splendid dark ruby with a lightweight, flowing consistency. On the nose, a vibrant soiree of berries – dark cherry, crushed blackberry, and dried cranberry – followed by toasted oak, a hint of vanilla and dark chocolate. On the palate, sweet cherry on the attack transitioning to oak, spices and hint of chocolate. Medium-bodied with high but balanced acidity, this wine has silky smooth tannins that have a youthful grip. The finish is impressively long with rising tannins and some tartness (as opposed to the residual sweetness present in previous vintages). A very elegant blend that is a departure from the full-bodied Peraj Ha’abib that we have all come to know, but a welcome change nevertheless. While this wine is approachable now, I recommend drinking it in 6 months. Salud!)

 “Flor  de Flor old vines Garnacha´07”: 94 points
A new kosher release from Capcanes made from 100-year-old Grenache (Garnacha in Spain) vines. There are very few kosher Grenaches on the market and this one is a real treat. In my opinion, it’s perfectly okay to judge this bottle by its label; both the bottle and its contents are strikingly beautiful. Garnet in color with purple hues, this wine seems almost surreal in the glass. The nose and palate are closely aligned with a soiree of berries – blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry – followed by notes of plum and hints of cocoa. Medium-to-full bodied with firm yet gentle tannins providing a satin-like mouthfeel. The finish is long and filled with spice. Looking forward to watching this one develop over the years. Salud!

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar  -Josh Raynolds
2009 Mas Donis Barrica Old Vines Montsant ($13) (85% garnacha and 15% syrah, raised in French and American barrels that range from new to five years old): Vivid ruby. Explosively perfumed nose displays raspberry, fresh rose and sexy oak spices. Lush but energetic, with vivid red  berry flavors and a silky, seamless texture. Turns more tangy on the finish, which clings with very good tenacity. 90 points
 

"El Pais, Spain", 10.7.2011

  • Los Locos del Vino:  “….son extremistas…no dan un paso atrás…mantienen que el vino es un milagro….Capçanes, que bajo la dirección de Francisco Blanch esta haciendo vinos enormes, impensables en otras cooperativas…”

“The Wine Advocate”, Robert Parker, USA:

  • "Mas Donís barrica 2010": 92 (...When I was covering all the Spanish wines, this was one of my great value picks in the early days, and I am thrilled to see there are now 8,000 cases of this “baby Priorat” from nearby Montsant available in the American market.)
  • "Cabrida 2009”: 92+, "Vall del Calas 2009”: 90, "Flor de Flor 2007”: 94, "Peraj Ha´abib 2009”: 95p, "Costers del Gravet´2009”: 91+, “Pansal del Calas 2008”: 92, "Pansal del Calas 1996”: 94, "Mas Donis Barrica´2009”: 89; “Mas Donis Rosat 2010: 88.
  • "Mas Donis Barrica´2007”: 90 (…a wine with remarkable depth and concentration for its humble price…)
  • "Mas Donis Barrica´2005”: 91 (…a great value!), "Cabrida 2007”: 92, "Vall del Calas 2007”: 90, "Cabrida 2005”: 91, "Cabrida Calissa 2006”: 93p, "Costers del Gravet´2005”: 89, "Costers del Gravet´2006”: 90, "Cabrida 2004”: 93, "Costers del Gravet´2004”: 91, "Mas Donis Barrica´2004”: 90 (…an outstanding value!) "Vall del Calas´04”: 90
  • "Mas Donis Rosat´06”: 89 (..an excellent value!)
  • "Cabrida 2001”: 94 (… superb purify, tremendous intensity, and a full-bodied, long finish…it delivers tremendous complexity as well as intensity…)
  • "Mas Donis Barrica´03”: 92 (Evocative of a baby Priorat concentrated finish!)
  • "Cabrida´ 2000”: 92 (This sensational efforts offers … pure, long beauty), "Cabrida 1996”: 92
  • "Vall del Calas 2001”: 93 (Vall del Calas…a super bargain, …multidimensional mouthfeel…), "Costers del Gravet 2000”: 91
  • "Mas Donis Barrica´2001”: 91, "Mas Donis Barrica´2000”: 89 (Two of the finest values I have discovered thus far in 2003…)
  • "Cabrida´98”: 94, "Pansal del Calas´97”: 93

Starwine”, New York, USA: "Mas Donis Barrica´2004”: gold medal!

“The Second Glass”, USA: “M Donis Bar´07:“. big-time wine at low-ball price

“Fine Cooking”, Doug Frost, Nov 2009, USA:

  • "Mas Donis Barrica´2007”: An incredible bargain from one of Montsant´s top producersl!

“Toronto Life – Spanish Revival”, Jan 2010, Canada:

  • "Mas Donis Barrica´2007”: “..verve and depth…dense and juicy…” 91 points!

“The Boston Globe”, april 2010, USA:

  • "Mas Donis Rosat 2009”: Plonk of the month “..ripe, rich style..”

“Wine Spectator”, USA:

  • “Costers del Gravet´01: 90 p, “Cabrida´01: 90 p “At the high end Cabrida rivals much of the output from Priorat and the rest of Spain"
  • “Flor de Primavera´03”: 90 p

“Winereviewonline”, Michael Apstein, USA: “Capçanes… leading producer in Montsant…one of the best cooperatives in the World…offer excellent value across the board…”

“International Wine Cellar”, Stephen Tanzer, USA:

  • Cabrida 2007:92p,: “You could scent a room with this stuff…Pinot like in its precision but this packs serious punch”; Mas Donis barrica´08: 89(+?)p; Mas Donis barrica´07: 90p, Cabrida 2005:92p; Mas Donis barrica´06: 90p; Cabrida 2004:92p ,Mas Donis barrica´05: 89p, “Costers del Gravet´05: 90p “Cabrida 2003”:92p; “Pansal del Calas´03: 91p; Mas Donis Barrica´2004:88p; Mas Donis Barrica´98: 88 p (an excellent value!); Costers del Gravet´98:90p (a terrific value!); Cabrida´98: 92p; Mas Donis Barrica´2000:89 p “..this is richer and deeper than a wine at this price has any right to be…Like a baby Priorat wine..”

Daniel Rogov Strat´s Place/Tel Aviv/Israel: :

  • “Cabrida´04”: 91 p; “Flor de Flor´07: 92P; Flor de Primavera´09”: 93 p; Flor de Primavera´08”: 91 p; F de Prima.´07”: 91 p; F de Prima.´06”: 91 p; F de Prima´05: 92 p; “F de Prima.´04: 92 p; F de Prima.´00:93+ p; F. de Prima.´98:92 p; F. de Prima.´97:93; Peraj Petita´08/07/´06: 90p

Wine Magazine“Perswijn”, Netherlands:

  • “Costers del gravet 2005: 4,5/5 cups; “Cabrida´04”: 17 p , “Cabrida´03”: 16,5 p, “Flor de Primavera ´03”:16,5P, ”Costers del Gravet´03”:16 p,“Pansal del Calas´03”: 16P“,”Mas Collet´04”:15,5P

“The Wall Street Journal”: “… the country´s fastest-rising coop…Celler de Capçanes … Cabrida rivals the best in Spain for explosive fruit and aging potential… Capçanes also makes wines… that carry lower price tags and are outstanding values..”

Financial Times, Jancis Robinson/England:

  • Flor de Primavera´06 “Favourite kosher wines:”: 16,5,/20 p “…lots of fruit and structure on the palate and a great deal of future. Real minerally framework. “

Jancis Robinson website/England: :

  • “Flor de Flor old vines Garnacha´07”: 16/20 p “…very sweet and delicate. Lots of fruit .. marked tannins. Almost like a minerally claret. A very particular wine ... Pretty impressive length."
  • “Peraj Petita 2008” 16/20P: “…Very sweet and full of fruit on the palate. … I can see how people were weaned off Kiddush wine to this. “

« 111 wines », wine guide 2011 David Seijas, Spain: "Celler de Capçanes … is, without doubt, one of the best …in the country, with a great personality range of wines and undoubtedly quality. The result, the best kosher wine in the Spanish market, with masses of ripe wild berry fruit, black fruit marmalade, fresh density, soft tannins and a story with soul"

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, October 2010, Germany: "Der legendäre Flor de Primavera…der wahrscheinlich beste koschere Wein der Welt."

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, June 2009, Germany: "Mit dem Rabbi an die Spitze...einer der angesehensten Weinproduzenten Spaniens." http://www.faz.net/s/RubCD175863466D41BB9A6A93D460B81174/Doc~EC3D4F042B6784E3FBE6363F3EF5E7894~ATpl~Ecommon~Scontent.html

“Decanter – Best Wine Ever…”, /England: “Tim Atkin: … over the years, I´ve been fortunate to taste many of the world´s most famous wines. …But the most enjoyable bottle I´ve ever drunk was the 1996 Cabrida …wine doesn´t have to be famous or ludicrously expensive, to taste great.”

”Jancis Robinson, Julia Hardong: www.jancisrobinson.com ”, may/2009: "Mas Collet 2005…My choice this week is an indication of the outstanding consistency of quality and value for money represented by the wines from Celler Capçanes, …similar in style to those of Priorat but generally at lower prices. .. this wine stood out for its combination of intense, sweet dark fruit, firm structure and lovely freshness. But it's far more than a fruit bomb; there's a savoury sour cherry tang on the finish and the slight sweetness added by the oak spice morphs into a more complex meaty flavour on the palate, thanks to the extra time this wine has been allowed in bottle - unusual for a wine at this price.  This is seriously good value for money."

”Jancis Robinson ”, England:

  • "…I've been meaning to spotlight this exceptional Catalan producer in the hills above Tarragona for ages. Those who have come across its compact, well-made reds will already know their signature …, at such a low price. ..you can taste the same sort of earthy minerality as is evident in all good red Priorat….is very intense, ripe and full…"
  • "Celler de Capçanes:…is this marvellous producer. ….Think of Celler de Capçanes reds as poor man´s Priorat in an unusual array of styles and none the worse for it….Mas Collet … The beauty of this wine is that it is not like any other. … Costers del Gravet…Mas Donis…All these are wines to be chewed rather than gulped…"

Wine-guide “Mondo-Weine der Welt”, Germany:

  • “Cabrida´03”: 93 p “Mas Torto 2003” 92 p; “Costers del Gravet´02”: 90 p;
  • Vall del Calas´02”: 90 p;“Flor de Primavera´03”: 91 p
  • “Pansal del Calas´03”: 91 p;“Mas Collet´04”: 89 p
  • “Cabrida´01”: 92 p “Mas Torto 2001” 93 p; “Costers del Gravet´01”: 90 p;
  • Vall del Calas´01”: 91 p;“Cabrida´00”: 93 p

Wine-magazine “Vinum”, Germany:

  • “Cabrida´01”: 17/20 p

Wine-magazine “Unfiltered – VinVino Life”, Germany:

  • “Cabrida´2000”: 93-94 p; “Cabrida´1999”: 92-94 p

Wine-guide “Andres Proensa”, Spain:

  • “Cabrida´05”: 97 p ;“Cabrida´04”: 97 p ”Mas Torto´04”: 93 p
  • “Cabrida´01”: 97 p”Costers del Gravet´01”: 94 p “Mas Torto´00”:94

Wine Guide“Guia Jose Peñin ”, Spain:

  • ”Vall d Calas´06: 90p; Cabrida´07:91p; Pansal d Calas´05_92p; Costers del Gravet 06: 91p
  • “Cabrida´01”:90p;“ Flor de Primavera´01”:91P; “Flor de Primavera ´03”:90P

”Wine Behind the label ”, 7th Edition, by David Moore, UK:

  • One of Spain´s finest co-operatives…it is also among the best in Europe. Flor de Primavera – kosher – has evolved into a splendid blend and the range of reds here is now extensive and very impressive… Among the best wines are two ripe, berry- fruited styles, Mas Collet and Mas Donís, both having a big dollop of Garnacha.
  • …Mas Tortó and Cabrida, are both massively extracted, dense and powerful reds…very impressive and ageworthly.
  • All of the wines offer excellent value for money.
  • The new Spanish wave: “Flor de Primavera”
  • A selection of great Spanish values: “Mas Tortó”