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Celler de Capçanes at HOT Magazine

Last September, Celler de Capçanes and our wines were introduced in a Masterclass at Hua Hin, Thailand, by our Export Manager Jürgen Wagner.

Anna Casabona, premi Enoaula al Tastador Destacat dels Premis Vinari 2019

El passat divendres la nostra companya Anna Casabona va rebre el premi Enoaula al Tastador Destacat dels Premis Vinari 2019.

https://elmon.cat/vadevi/actualitat/anna-casabona-premi-enoaula-al-tastador-destacat-dels-premis-vinari-2019?fbclid=IwAR0eT6tH5Fdp-efNfVgZkOF0pxQFSIJEUs4uNfuobmqo3S6c7XwSSw8PCUI

 

Cabrida y la DO Montsant en “Vinos y Restaurantes”

El Celler de Capçanes aparece en el último numero de la revista especializada Vinos y Restaurantes. El número 206 del mes de octubre, dedica un reportaje especialmente a la DO Montsant y sus vinos, entre los que se encuentra Cabrida del Celler de Capçanes.

 

Tastar el sòl… amb Anna Casabona

La nostra companya Anna Casabona, sommelier del Celler de Capçanes, va dirigir el tast de les 4 Garnatxes en la Festa de la Verema d’Alella, en aquesta ocasió maridats amb 5 formatges.

Podeu llegir la notícia de Papers de vi, fent clic a la foto.

Anna Casabona, a Can Lleonart

Guia Peñín 2020

Pàjaros 2016: 92p 

La nit de les garnatxes – Llicorella 2017: 92p + 5*

La nit de les garnatxes – Argila 2017: 91p + 5*

La nit de les garnatxes – Calissa 2017: 91p + 5*

Costers del gravet 2016: 90p + 3*

Lasendal 2017: 90p + 5*

Peraj Ha’abib 2017: 90p

La nit de les garnatxes – Panal 2017: 90p + 4*

Cabrida 2016: 90p

CABRIDA 2016 EN EL MELÓMANO SOMMELIER, PRESS MUSIC

https://press-music.com/el-melomano-sommelier-5-blanco-rosado-y-tinto/

THE WINE ADVOCATE 2019

Mas Donís Old Vines 2017: 91 points

Asia Wine Trophy 2019

Les Taules 2018: Gold medal

Mas Tortó 2016: Gold medal

Cabrida 2017: Gold medal

Peraj Ha’abib 2017: Gold medal

Costers del Gravet 2016: Gold medal

Lasendal 2017: Gold medal

Berliner Wein Trophy 2019

Cabrida 2017: Gold medal

Les Taules 2018: Gold medal

Costers del Gravet 2016: Gold medal

Celler de Capçanes, entre las mejores bodegas de España según la web Vinos de España

https://vinosenespaña.com/bodegas/

Red wines in Selectus wines: Els Pàjaros 2016

https://www.selectuswines.com/es/nueva-edicion-selectus-wines-julio-2019/2141

Peraj Ha’abib 2017 en El Melómano sommelier, Press Music

El melómano “sommelier” (2): grandes obras

GILBERT & GAILLARD INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE 2019 (II)

Mas Donís Old Vines 2017: Gold medal

PREMIOS ECOVINO 2019

Mas Picosa 2018: Plata en la categoría de vinos tintos sin madera

 

 

BLIND TASTED 2019 – Andreas Larsson

Mas Tortó 2016: 91p

Dark purple core. The nose is youthful but layered with plenty of ripe dark fruit like cherry, cassis, plum
with tobacco and fine leather. Dense palate, but still with a modest extraction and rounded tannin, generous
and bold fruitiness with good ripeness, a fresh acidity underneath and a long warm finish.

Jeb Dunnuck – April 2019

Mas Donís Old Vines 2016: 94 points

The finest vintage of this cuvée to date, the 2016 Mas Donis Old Vines is 85% Garnacha and 15% Syrah that was 70% destemmed and aged primarily in concrete. Tasting like a top Priorat with its beautiful blue fruits, violets, ground  pepper, rose petals, and amble minerality, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, remarkable purity of fruit, and a great, great finish. Almost too good to be true, just pretend you paid more.

European Cellars, April 3rd 2019

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2019

  • Peraj Ha’abib 2017: GOLD – Fine dark hue, purple tinges. Classy, deep nose combining black fruits, new oak, liquorice and graphite. Well-crafted palate, ample and remarkably mellow on the attack and persisting in the same vein on the firmer mid-palate and finish. Great potential.
  • Mas Collet 2017: GOLD – Full, purple-tinged colour. Deep, warm nose redolent of black fruit and very ripe stone fruit. The palate goes for a virile, very extracted, over-ripe style, concluding on a more tannic note. It will benefit from cellaring.
  • Lasendal 2017: GOLD – Full ruby, little development. Fine nose introducing notes of black fruit, graphite and mild spice. Splendidly concentrated on the palate, tight-textured with lovely ripe tannin. A very demonstrative and persistent offering.
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Slate 2017: GOLD – Dark ruby, immature appearance. Expansive nose of small red fruit, then after aeration shows real complexity, with fine mineral, spicy and slightly toasted notes. Full attack, delicately but generously structured and deliciously fresh. Compelling wine.
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Clay 2017: GOLD – Full ruby, immature. Deep nose of red fruit, orange flesh and a whiff of grey pepper. Rich, ample – even opulent – palate, with ripe well-coated tannin. Good all-round structure, getting firmer on the finish. Positively virile for a Grenache.
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Sand 2017: GOLD – Medium-full colour. Fine nose of fresh red fruit and stone fruit on a mineral and slightly saline base. Supple-textured on the palate and deliciously rich, brimming with luscious fruit, good refeshing cut and still that spicy and mineral dimension.
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Limestone 2017: GOLD – Medium-deep ruby. Engaging nose intermixing red fruit and subtle vegetal and spicy touches over a floral backing. Not particularly full on the palate, but has deliciously tight, fine texture and well-judged freshness. Elegant style.
  • Mas Picosa (De flor en flor) 2018: GOLD – Full, violet-tinged ruby. Enticing, immature nose of red and black berry fruit with floral and vegetal touches. Rounded, fleshy entry, vibrantly fruity, then becomes a little firmer and more vegetal on the follow-through. Deliciously quaffable.

Selection das Genussmagazin 2019

 The Female Winemakers of the Year 2019: Anna Rovira

1st place in the category Red wines blend matured in wooden barrels/barriques

1st place in the category Red varieties wine dry matured in wooden barrels/barriques

  • Mas Tortó 2016: **** 
  • Cabrida 2017: ****
  • Costers del gravet 2016: ****
  • Peraj Ha’abib – Flor de Primavera: ****
  • Vermut de Capçanes: ****
  • Cava de Capçanes Brut Reserva: ***
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Slate/Llicorella: ****
  • La Nit de les Garnatxes Limestone/Calissa: ****
  • Mas Collet Selecció 2017: ****
  • Lasendal 2017: ***
  • Mas Donís rosat 2018: ***
  • Mas Donís negre 2018: ***

 

Frankfurt International Trophy 2019

  • Mas Tortó 2016: Gold
  • Peraj Ha’abib 2017: Gold
  • Mas Collet 2017: Silver

Premis Vinari del Vermut 2019

Vermut de Capçanes: Vinari de Plata en la categoria de Vermuts Negres

AMPHORE: Concours International des Vins Biologiques et en Conversion

Vall del Calàs 2016: OR

Vins kosher del Celler de Capçanes recomanats per Yossie’s Corkboard

Dos vins del Celler de Capçanes recomanats per Yossie’s Corkboard en el seu darrer butlletí, centrat en vins fàcils de beure i per menys de 25$:
– Capçanes, Peraj Petita, Rosat (Rosé), 2018
– Capçanes, Peraj Petita, 2017 [no mevushal]

Celler de Capçanes: An den vier Enden der Welt

Celler de Capçanes in Katalonien:  Die unmögliche Geschichte vom Weg in den Weinhimmel

http://www.an-den-vier-enden-der-welt.de/Magazin/Lifestyle-News/Eintrage/2019/4/18_Celler_de_Capcanes_in_Katalanien__Die_unmogliche_Geschichte_vom_Weg_in_den_Weinhimmel.html

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 201790p. 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

Jeb Dunnuck, February 2018

Mas Donis old vines 2015: 92 points.“The deep ruby/purple colored 2015 Mas Donis Old Vines is billed as a poor man’s Priorat from Importer Eric Solomon and I certainly can’t disagree with him. Blackberries, blueberries, peppery, hints of violets and some minerality all emerge from this juicy, ripe, sexy red that’s an undeniable joy to drink. The wine is a blend of 85% Garnacha and 15%Syrah, brought up all in concrete tanks”.

Guía Peñín de los destilados y la coctelería 2018

Vermut de Capçanes: 91 puntos

Guía Proensa 2018

Cabrida 2015: 97 p. “Sutileza más que potencia en un tinto grande.”
Mas Tortó 2015: 95 p.” Con energía y finura, sugestivo, con carácter”
Costers del Gravet 2015: 91p. “Algo rústico en la boca pero sugestivo en los aromas”

Gilbert Gaillard 2018

Peraj Petita – 2016: 89/100: “Intense crimson with dark purple tints. Promising nose of toast, spice, a floral note and morello cherry. Fairly mellow attack then an ample, easy-drinking, fresh palate of liquorice and eucalyptus. Fine supporting tannins, natural sensation. Already enjoyable.”

Costers del Gravet – 2015: 89/100: “Intense garnet with purple-blue tints. Promising nose of black fruits, fine spices, herbs and a saline touch. Delicious, fresh, accessible palate with a succulent, delightful mouthfeel, liquorice and a silky tannin framework. A beautiful, user-friendly wine.”

Vall del Calàs – 2015: 90/100: “Deep garnet. Pleasant nose recalling stone fruits and fine spices with a touch of garrigue herbs. Supple attack followed by an ample, compelling, fresh, charming palate with a touch of menthol and elegant, integrated tannins. Likeable, modern and well-made.”

La Flor del Flor de Primavera Garnacha – 2015: 90/100: “Fairly deep garnet. Endearing nose combining stone fruits, fine spices and an elegant oak dimension. Ample, smooth yet lively and easy-drinking palate suffused with menthol and supported by elegant firmness. Already delicious in modern style.”

Flor de Primavera Peraj Ha’abib – 2015: 90/10 “Intense garnet with young tints. Appealing nose of black stone fruits, garrigue herbs, tobacco, fine spices and subtle underlying oak. Smooth, powerful, concentrated palate with lovely mellow fruitiness. Oak influence mid-palate and on the finish. Successful.

Cabrida – 2015: 90/100: “Intense garnet. Promising nose of fine spices, ripe stone fruits and a touch of garrigue herbs. Smooth attack then a robust, rich, profound palate framed by a solid, less open structure. Chewy with a persistent finish and wonderful varietal expression.”

Els Pájaros – 2015: 91/100: “Deep garnet. Fairly subdued nose blending stone fruits, fine spices and oak presence. Robust, velvety, generous palate displaying depth, very elegant tannins, menthol and a toast dimension. A beautiful wine that needs 4 years more bottle time.

La Flor del Flor de Primavera Samsó – 2015: 92/100 “Intense garnet with purple-blue tints. Racy nose showing a cornucopia of ripe fruits, fine spices, toast and menthol notes. Superb intensity on the palate which is velvety, taut, delicious and warm with herbal presence and depth. A beautiful modern wine.”

Guía ABC 2018

Peraj Ha’abib 2015: 94 p.
Peraj Ha’abib Pinot Noir Edition 2015: 93 p.
Mas Tortó 2015:92 p.

La Guía de vins de Catalunya 2018

Cabrida 2015: 9,55p.
Els Pájaros 2015: 9,54p.
Mas Collet 2015: 9,32p.
Lasendal 2015: 9.27p
Peraj Ha’abib 2015: 9,20p.
Vall del Calàs 2015: 9.20p
Costers del Gravet 2015: 9.09p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Llicorella 2016: 9,21p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Argila 2016: 9,09p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Calissa 2016: 9,13p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Panal 2016: 8.82p.
Mas Picosa eco 2016: 9,15p.
Mas Donis Blanc 2016: 8,861p.
Mas Donis Rosat 2016: 8.76p.
Mas Donis Negre 2016: 8.85p.

Guía Peñín 2018

Els pájaros 2015:  92p.
Cabrida 2015:  91 p.
Peraj Ha’abib 2015: 90p.
Mas Tortó 2015: 90.
Costers del Gravet 2015: 90p
Vall del Calàs 2015: 88p.
Mas Picosa 2016: 89 p.  ¡4 Estrellas! Buena relación calidad-precio. Ecológico.
Lasendal 2015: 89P. ¡4 Estrellas! Buena relación calidad-precio
Mas Collet 2015: 87 p
Mas Donis Negre 2016:86 p. ¡4 Estrellas! Buena relación calidad-precio
Pinot Noir 9/X: 90p.

Selection Das Genussmagazin organic wines 2017

2014 Mas Tortó : 4 **** stars = Gold
2015 Mas Tortó: 4 **** stars = Gold
2014 Vall del Calàs: 4 **** stars = Gold
2016 Mas Picosa: 3*** stars = Silver, very good
2016 Les Taules: 3*** stars = Silver, very good

Selection Das Genussmagazin 2017

2015 Peraj Ha’abib: 4 **** stars = Gold
2015 Els Pájaros: 4 **** stars = Gold

Wine & Spirits Magazin, USA. August 2017

Costers del gravet 2014: 93 points

Blue Lifestyle August 2017

Flor del Flor de Primavera Garnatxa 2013: 92 points.

Decanter Agost 2017

Mas Donis Negre 2016: 91p ” Deliciously aromatic, medium bodie, notes of violets and black berries jumping out of the glass. Seductively juicy.”

Mundus Vini 2017

Mas Collet 2015: SILVER

Gilbert Gaillard 2017

Mas Collet 2015: GOLD
Peraj Petita 2015:GOLD
Mas Donis Old Vines 2015: GOLD
Flor del Flor de Primavera Garnatxa 2014: GOLD
Mas Tortó 2014: 90+GOLD
Cabrida 2014: 90+GOLD
Cal Calàs selecció 2012: 90+GOLD
Flor del Flor de Primavera Samsó 2014: 90+GOLD

Guía Proensa 2017

Cabrida 2014: 97p.En los mejores niveles niveles de la marca, fino, con carácter. Aromas frutales concentrados de madurez perfecta, toques florales, minerales y de especias negras. Sólido en la boca, equilibrado, fresco, con taninos firmes, sabroso, expresivo, largo.
Mas Tortó 2014: 92p. Finos aromas de frutos negros, tonos florales y minerales; en conjunto sugestivo pero algo cerrado. Sólido, con cuerpo y taninos firmes, equilibrado.
Vall del Calàs 2014: 90p. Sensaciones de frescura. Aromas de frutas rojas maduras, tonos florales, notas especiadas discretas, apuntes de monte bajo. Equilibrado, cuerpo medio, con nervio y taninos algo en punta, fresco, vivo.

“Celler de Capçanes se subió al carro de la vanguardia y de la calidad hace años y ahí sigue, pase lo que pase.”
“…Lo que no cambia es la fórmula del éxito….”

Guía ABC 2017

Peraj Ha’abib 2014: 94 p.
Mas Tortó 2014:93 p.
9/X Pinot Noir 2014: 93 p.

La Guía de vins de Catalunya 2017

Pinot 8/X 2013:8,33p.
Cabrida 2013: 9,60p.
Dos Pájaros 2012: 9,57p.
Mas Picosa blanc de negres 2015: 9,34p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Llicorella 2015: 9,35p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Argila 2015: 9,34p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Calissa 2015: 9,14p.
La Nit de les Garnatxes Panal 2015: 9,09p.
Peraj Ha’abib 2014: 9,22p.
Mas Donis Blanc 2015: 8,861p.
Mas Donis Rosat 2015: 8,9p.
Mas Donis Negre 2015: 9,16p.
Mas Collet 2014: 9,20p.
Costers del Gravet 2013: 8,90p.
Pansal del Calàs 2012: 9,32

The wine advocate 2016

Cabrida 2014: 92 Points.The 2014 Cabrida already shows the new direction for the estate—especially for 2015—towards finer, more complex and delicate wines with judicious use of oak and more fruit-driven and fresh. Those seem like deep changes, and this pure old vine Garnacha is the blend of many micro-vinifications in open 500-liter oak barrels with some floral and wild berry aromas, and a core of sweet spices and earth. The palate is quite delicate, with a fine texture, with chalky tannins and good freshness.

Mas Donis old vines 2014: 90 Points. It’s a mini-Rhône blend of Garnacha with some 15% Syrah from old vines matured exclusively in concrete. The nose is like Garnacha cotton candy with red fruit and a touch of smoked meat. The tannins are soft and the texture is silky, ending with a very tasty note.

La Nit dels Garnatxes Calissa 2015: 88 Points. The wine is intensely fruity and young, with a bit of a raw nose reminiscent of young must. It’s fresh and straightforward, with fine tannins and good freshness.

“It seems like some deep changes have happened at the cooperative of Capçanes with a new technical team and a new direction towards finer, more complex and delicate wines with judicious use of oak, fruit-driven and fresher.”

Eric Asimov, The New York Times October 2016

…”Priorat has a less expensive neighbor, Montsant, which offers wines made from a similar set of grapes that can be quite delicious in their own right. The relationship of Priorat and Montsant is not unlike that of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas.”
I suggest: Celler de Capçanes Montsant Peraj Petita 2014 (Royal Wine, New York).

Guía Peñin 2017

2 Pájaros 2013: 93 p.
Cabrida 2014: 92 p.
Pinot 8/X: 91 p.
Peraj Ha’abib 2014: 90p.
Mas Tortó 2014: 89p.
Costers del Gravet 2014: 89 p.
Vall del Calàs 2014: 89 p.
Mas Picosa 2015: 89 p. 4 Estrelles! Bona relació qualitat-preu. Ecològic.
Lasendal 2015: 88 p.
Mas Collet 2015: 87p.
Mas Picosa Blanc de Negres 2015: 87 p. 4 Estrelles! Bona relació qualitat-preu.
Mas Donis Negre 2015:  87 p. 4 Estrelles! Bona relació qualitat-preu.

Gabriel Geller, 2016

“Celler de Capçanes, in Montsant, has been producing the La Flor del Flor Garnacha since 2007.This is an outstanding wine from grapevines that are over 100 years old, a feature that improves the quality and complexity of the wines produced. No matter how delicious the food is or if it is hot or cold in the Sukkah, this delicate, classy wine stands out as the shining star. One can only think about how beautiful and delicious a wine this is to enjoy under the s’chach.”

Selection Das Genussmagazin organic wines 2016

Mas Torto 2014: 4 stars, excellent, GOLD!
Vall del Calàs 2014: 3 stars, very good, SILVER”
Les Taules 2015: 3 stars, very good, SILVER
Mas Picosa 2015: 2 stars: Recommended!

Selection Das Genussmagazin 2016

Cabrida 2013: 4 Stars, GOLD
2 Pájaros 2012: 4 Stars, GOLD
Cal Calàs 2012: 4 Stars, GOLD

Golden Leaf Awards (Vinum Nature) 2016

Mas Tortó 2013: SILVER LEAF (Hoja de Plata)

Gilbert Gaillard 2016

Costers del Gravet 2014: Gold Medal
Vall del Calàs 2014: Gold Medal
Mas Collet 2014: Silver Medal

Vinous Media 2016

Mas Donis Barrica 2014: 91p.

Food and wine 2016

La Flor del Flor de Primavera, Montsant, 2012: Score A
La Flor del Flor de Primavera, Cariñena, Montsant, 2012: Score A
Peraj Habib, Peraj Ha’abib Flor de Primavera, Montsant 2011: Score A/A-
Peraj Habib, Peraj Ha’abib Flor de Primavera, Montsant 2012: Score A
Peraj Petita, Montsant, 2012: Score B+
Peraj Petita, Mevushal Series, Montsant, 2013: Score B/B+
Peraj Petita Rosat, Montsant 2103: Score B/B+

​Wines are scored on an ‘A’-‘F’ scale where ‘A’ is excellent, ‘B’ is good

La Guía de vins de Catalunya 2016

Pinot 7/X 2012: 9,08p.
Mas Donis Blanc 2014: 8,87p.
Mas Donis Rosat 2014: 8,57p.
Mas Donis Negre 2014: 8,46p.
Mas Collet 2013: 8,60p.
Costers del Gravet 2012: 8,60p.
Peraj Ha’abib 2013: 9,03p.
Dos Pájaros 2011: 9,24p.
Mas Picosa 2014: 9,36p.
Cabrida 2012: 9,62p.
Pansal del Calàs 2012: 9,26.

Guía Proensa 2016

Cabrida 2013: 95 p.
Mas Tortó 2013: 91 p.
Dos Pájaros 2013: 90 p.
Costers del Gravet 2013: 90 p.

“Materializa la apuesta por la calidad y por la significación en función de las vias de origen de unos vinos que son referente claro en toda la DO Montsant.”

Guía Vino ABC 2016

Pinot Noir 8/X 2013, 92p
Peraj Ha’abib 2013, 93p

Selection Das Genussmagazin 2016

Dos Pájaros 2011: 4****
Flor de Flor de Primavera Garnatxa 2013: 4****
Mas Tortó 2013 Eco: 4****
Flor de Flor de Primavera Samsó 2013: 3***

Guía Peñín de los Vinos de España 2016

Cabrida 2012: 93p
Dos Pájaros 2013: 93p
Peraj Ha´abib 2013: 92p
Pansal Del Calàs 2012: 90p
Pinot Noir 8/X  2013, 89p.
Val del Calàs 2013: 89p
Costers del Gravet 2013: 89p
Mas Tortó 2013: 88p
Lasendal 2014: 88p
Mas Picosa 2014: 88p
Mas Collet 2014: 86p
Mas Donís 2014: 84p

SELECTION wine competition, Germany 2015

Peraj Ha´abib 2012: 4****

Mundus Vini 2015

Mas Tortó 2013: 85 punts

Selection – Das Genussmagazin August 2015

Peraj Ha´abib 2012: 4****Stars: Gold

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015, Jesolo (Italy)

Costers del Gravet 2012: Gold medal

Vinum Europas Weinmagazin, February, 2015

Cabrida 2009: 18P/20 Vinum

Decanter Magazine, February, 2015

Mas Collet 2012 91P Decanter

Wein – Plus, 19 February 2015

2 Pájaros 2012 : 93 WP = Outstanding
Cabrida 2012 : 91 WP = Outstanding
Peraj Ha’abib 2013: 90 WP = Outstanding
Mas Tortó 2012: 90 WP = Outstanding
Costers del Gravet 2012 : 88 WP  = Excellent
Lasendal 2013 : 86 WP  = Excellent
Vall del Calàs2012 : 86 WP  = Excellent
Mas Collet 2013 : 86 WP  = Excellent

Selection Das Genussmagazin, Germany, 2015

Cabrida 2012 : 4 Stars = Gold, excellent
Costers del Gravet 2012: 3 Stars = Silver, very good
Lasendal 2013: 3 Stars = Silver, very good
Vall del Calàs 2012: 3 Stars = Silver, very good
Mas Collet 2013: 3 Stars = Silver, very good

Proensa 2015

Cabrida 2012: 96p.
Mas Tortó 2012: 94p.

La Guia de vins de Catalunya 2015

Cabrida “Garnatxa negra de vinyes velles” (2011): 9,60p. Elegant, Extraordinari i Llaminer
Cabrida “Terroir Calissa” (2010): 9,53p. Fresc, Mineral i Herbes Aromàtiques
Peraj Ha’abib “Flor de Primavera” (2012): 9,45p. Llaminer i Potent
Dos Pájaros (2010): 9,19p. Mineral, Potent i Herbes Aromàtiques
Pansal Del Calàs (2010): 9,18p. Llaminer, Potent i Elegant
Mas Collet Barrica (2011): 9,07p. Fresc, Llaminer i Herbes aromàtiques
Mas Donís Negre (2013): 7,50p. Animal, Potent i Amarg

Guía Vino 2015 ABC

1/vb (2006) 96p.
Mas Tortó (2012): 94p.
Peraj Ha’abib (2012): 94p.
7/X Pinot Noir (2012): 93p.

Puntuacions “Guía Peñín 2015”

2 Pàjaros 2012: 92p.
Peraj Ha’abib 2012: 91p.
Cabrida 2012: 90p.
Costers del Gravet 2012: 89p.
Mas Tortó 2012: 89p.
Vall del Calàs 2012: 88p.
Lasendal 2013:  87p. 4*
Mas Collet 2012: 87p. 4*
Mas Donís 2013: 85p. 4*

Decanter Asia Wine Awards

Costers del Gravet 2012 :  Silver Medal. El descriu com un vi de color vibrant, amb aromes de fruites negres i tocs de regalèssia. En boca, elegant amb notes de baies i violeta al final. Amb un taní integrat, fàcil de beure.

2 Pájaros 2012: Bronze Medal. El descriu com a net, vermell. En nas, grosella, almesc, pebre i tocs de violeta. En boca delicat, equilibrat, tornem a trobar la violeta i la regalèssia. Un acabat elegant i agradable.

Mas Tortó 2012: Bronze Medal.  En nas, fruita negra, groselles vermelles, amb tocs de cacau i canyella. En boca, els tanins s’adhereixen, amb tocs de fusta i un final llarg. Perfecte per a l’envelliment.

Premis vinari dels vins catalans

Mas Picosa 2013: Medalla de Bronze al millor Negre Jove.

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker

Mas Donis Barrica 2012 : (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 ye

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
Mas Tortó 2005: 88p
Cabrida 2012: 85p
2 Pájaros 2012: 86p

Jancis Robinson “Purple Pages”, 2014, by Ferran Centelles

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

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 negre 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 de 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 200991p 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 Larssonfresh 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.

“VINOS EXTRAORDINARIOS, Los 100 mejores vinos españoles de todos los tiempos”

Peraj Ha’abib: “VINOS EXTRAORDINARIOS, Los 100 mejores vinos españoles de todos los tiempos”, Lluís Tolosa

“Los 100 mejores vinos por menos de 10€”

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

Concours “Grenaches du monde”, França

Cabrida 2010: Medalla de Plata

“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

“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

“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

“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

“País de vins”, Ago 2012, Spain

Mas Donís rosat 2011 en els vins seleccionats per a l’estiu 2012.

“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

“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…”

Wine Magazine“Perswijn”, Netherlands

Costers del gravet 2005:4,5/5 cups;

Cabrida2004: 17 p

Cabrida203: 16,5 p

Flor de Primavera 2003:16,5P

Costers del Gravet: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 ”, 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”