Simply wow! 2006 Chapillon Priorat Reves is a great wine, and offers tremendous value! A blend of 40% Carignan, 35% Garnacha, 25% Syrah from Priorat, that small region about 100km southeast of Barcelona known for its steep hillsides, hot days and unforgiving, slate-based soils.
Dark and dense, full of spices and dark fruit, and soft vanilla. The oakiness was spot on, and the tannins on the mild side. Having been opened for a short while, a hint of smoky fat developed nicely, and it kept on changing, with pleasantly surprising spicy notes materializing. So if you do go for this wine, take your time with it to enjoy all that it has ti offer.
Seeing some mixed reviews on Cellar Tracker, and on a tangent, interesting to see the Parkerized scoring by everyone on Cellar Tracker. Is this standard? But I digress…
Anyway, this is an old world wine best enjoyed with a meal of barbecued or roasted meat, and we’ve already gone back for more before it runs out. At $8.99 from Trader Joe’s, this is a must buy wine!