Guía Intervinos 2019
Vermut de Capçanes: 90p.
La Guía de vins de Catalunya 2019
Cabrida 2015: 95p.
Els Pájaros 2016: 93p.
Mas Collet 2016: 90p.
Lasendal 2016: 95p.
Peraj Ha’abib 2016: 95p.
Vall del Calàs 2015: 93p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Llicorella 2017: 92p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Argila 2017: 92p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Calissa 2017: 92p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Panal 2017: 95p.
Mas Picosa eco 2017: 89p.
Pinot Noir 9x: 86p.
Blind Tasted 2018
Cabrida 2016: 92p. Medium to deep red colour with a purple hue. Floral nose with some wild herbs, plum and red berries with modest oak notes. Really good grip and concentration without heaviness, fresh red berries, plum, garrigue and grainy tannin adding lift, dense fruit and a long vigorous aftertaste. Concentrated yet digest with good drinkability.
Peraj Ha’abib 2016: 91p. Rather deep red colour with a purple hue. Youthful intense and ripe nose offering ripe plum, blackberry, cassis, tobacco and fine spices with a hint of new oak. The palate is ample with a nice mouth feel, dense and chewy but with ripe tannin and a balanced acidity, layers of ripe dark fruit with a peppery spiciness, some smokiness and a long vibrant finish.
Sip Irish Wine 2018
2017 Mas Donís Negre: Bronze medal.
James Suckling tasting 2018
Peraj Ha’abib, Flor de Primavera Kosher 2016: 95p. Just beginning to mature, this has a very complex nose of spice, licorice and hot stones, as well as great black fruit. Concentration, warmth and drive in this rich red that has a very long, polished finish. Kosher wine. Drink or hold.
Cabrida 2016: 94p. Joyful nose of fresh raspberries, summer flowers and a hint of clove. Concentrated ripe fruit, beautifully crafted tannins that sit so neatly within this wide frame. Great balance of sweet and dry, warm and cool elements. Delicious now, but with very good aging potential.
Costers del Gravet 2015: 94p. A stunning nose with the whole spectrum of black fruit, from cassis through cherry to plum, but also delicate herbal notes. A rich and ripe red with polished tannins carrying the long finish. On the cusp of greatness. A blend of grenache, carignan and cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold.
Mas Picosa de Flor en Flor 2017: 93p. Very dark nose with tons of black cherries and plums plus a hint of bitter chocolate, but a freshness that pulls you into the powerful and quite concentrated palate, where the generous, soft tannins are beautifully integrated. Long, powdery finish. Delicious now, but should hold through at least 2024.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Slate/Llicorella 2016: 93p. Plenty of flowers and wild herbs in the most sophisticated of this terroir series from an excellent cooperative winery. This medium-to full-bodied grenache has elegantly dry tannins that push the crisp finish along at a brisk clip.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Clay/Argila 2016: 92p. I love the crushed wild-berry aromas with some floral notes, but also the deep, earthy quality. Then comes the great velvety texture on the ripe, but well-proportioned palate, the well-crafted dry tannins making the finish lively. Drink or hold.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Sand/Panal 2016: 92p. This smells of the blackest forest berries with just a hint of anise. A dark, well structured grenache with dry, but rather fine tannins and a long, bright finish. Drink or hold.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Limestone/Calissa 2016: 92p. Very charming and floral, medium-bodied grenache with a gracefulness and delicacy that carries through the long finish. Drink or hold.
Mas Collet Selecció 2016: 91p. Bold, black fruit, balanced by generous, supple tannins, making this an easy red to enjoy. But it also has some real depth with notes of licorice and earth adding some complexity to the nose and the long finish. Drink now or hold.
Peraj Petita Kosher 2017: 90p. Lots of blackberries, some flowers and licorice on the nose. In spite of the generous ripeness, it’s quite dry and slightly sappy on the palate. Good, but not amazing depth. A very good food-wine. Drink now or hold.
Rosé Cup Berlin 2018
2017 Mas Donís Rosat: very good wine
Guía Peñín 2019
Els pájaros 2016: 92p.
Pinot Noir 9/X: 91p.
Mas Picosa 2017: 91p. 5 Estrelles! Molt bona relació qualitat-preu. Ecològic.
Cabrida 2016: 90p.
Lasendal 2016: 90p. 5 Estrelles! Molt bona relació qualitat-preu.
Vall del Calàs 2016: 90p.
Mas Tortó 2016: 90p.
Costers del Gravet 2016: 90p.
Peraj Ha’abib 2016: 89p.
Mas Collet 2016: 88p.
Mas Donis Negre 2017: 86p. 4 Estrelles! Bona relació qualitat-preu.
Selection Das Genussmagazin 2018
2016 Cabrida: 4 **** estrelles = Or
2016 Peraj Ha’abib: 4 **** estrelles = Or
2016 Mas Collet Selecció: 4 **** estrelles = Or
2016 Lasendal Selecció: 4 **** estrelles = Or
2017 Peraj Petita: 3 *** estrelles = Plata
2017 Mas Picosa: 3 *** estrelles = Plata
Wine Advocate 2018
Mas Donis Old Vines 2015: 90p.“The 2015 Mas Donis Old Vines is the custom cuvée for the US market. It’s mostly Garnacha with some Syrah fermented separately in stainless steel with some 50% full clusters followed by malolactic in concrete and bottled after 80% of the wine matured in French oak barrels for nine months. Of course, 2015 is a warm and dry vintage, and the wine shows the character of the year, in a nice way, with peachy and floral rather than pruney aromas. It’s a very good value, and it’s also juicy and approachable and serious enough for more sophisticated consumers.”
Selection Das Genussmagazin 2018
Cabrida 2015: 92 puntos
Flor del Flor de Primavera old vines samsó 2015: 90 puntos