The 2017 Doix Costers de Vinyes Velles is a blend of 55% old-vine Cariñena and 45% old-vine Garnacha matured in new French oak barrels for 16 months. It has ripe black fruit, Mediterranean aromatic herbs and generous spice and smoke with a note of graphite. All of these reds reach 15% alcohol and are powerful and full-bodied, built to last. The warmer vintages tend to have a softer texture and mellow acidity with round tannins and a long, lingering finish. This matured in brand new French oak barrels for 16 months, and it's oaky but not in excess. 4,500 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2019.
Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (2020 December) Score: 94/100 Drink 2020-2029
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