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2016 PERINET 1194 | SCORE: 94
Muscular and dense, this red is built to last. Black cherry and currant flavors are backed by espresso, licorice and tarry notes, supported by firm tannins and racy acidity. Big yet lively, harmonious and deep. Garnatxa, Carinyena and Syrah. Best from 2022 through 2034. 844 cases made, 630 cases imported. — TM
2016 PERINET | SCORE: 93
This red has a dense yet supple texture, delivering blackberry and currant flavors that mingle with more savory notes of smoke, game and mineral. Firm, well-integrated tannins and lively acidity keep this fresh and focused. Balanced, with energy and power. Garnatxa, Carinyena and Syrah. Drink now through 2030. 600 cases made, 500 cases imported. — TM
2016 MERIT | SCORE: 89
This spiky red offers licorice and balsamic notes that frame the plum and currant flavors. Espresso and tarry details add depth. A bit heady, but expressive. Merlot, Syrah, Garnatxa and Carinyena. Drink now through 2026. 2,836 cases made, 2,000 cases imported. — TM
2016 PENDENTS | SCORE: 92
Firm and focused, this red shows black cherry and plum flavors, backed by notes of espresso, licorice, smoke and mineral. Well-integrated tannins and gentle acidity keep this balanced. Harmonious, showing good depth. Drink now through 2028. 158 cases made, 126 cases imported. — TM
2016 PERINET 1194 | RATING: 91
Blind tasted by Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW, Simon Field MW, Sarah Jane Evans MW (at Decanter Magazine’s November 2019 issue Priorat Panel Tasting, 11 Jul 2019) A journey into dark plum fruits, wrapped in layers of vanilla and cinnamon spice. Vivid and a fine line of acid freshness.
2016 MAS VELL | RATING: 91
Blind tasted by Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW, Simon Field MW, Sarah Jane Evans MW (at Decanter Magazine’s November 2019 issue Priorat Panel Tasting, 11 Jul 2019) Dark fruits, figs and balsam, bonfires and a teasing freshness o the finish. A lively, complex palate full of energy. Delicious.
WINE & SPIRITS
2016 MERIT | SCORE: 93 (Year's best Priorat & Montsant Wines)
Glove-leather soft, this is two-thirds merlot and syrah, one-third garnatxa and cariñena, from estate vines planted in 2002. The wine is long on red fruit and deep mineral spice, completely saturated without any sense of heat. The fresh currant flavors carry notes of turmeric and cumin, earthy, brisk and finely knit. For roast lamb, currant jelly on the side.
PERINET MAS VELL 2016 | SCORE: 91
Colour: cherry, purple rim.
Nose: powerful, spicy, red berry notes, ripe fruit, balsamic herbs.
Palate: ripe fruit, flavourful, good structure.
PERINET PENDENTS 2016 | SCORE: 92
Varietally correct, representative.
Colour: deep cherry.
Nose: mineral, characterful, powerful, tobacco.
Palate: round, full, good structure, good acidity.
PERINET 2016 | SCORE: 90
Colour: cherry, garnet rim.
Nose: Black fruit, fruit preserve, earthy notes, scrubland, spicy, toasty.
Palate: balanced, spicy, flavourful.
2016 PERINET 1194 | SCORE: 92
Nose: hot, powerful, characterful, fruit preserve, tobacco, scrubland.
Palate: spicy, balsamic, good acidity, powerful, pruney.
2016 MERIT | SCORE: 92
Nose: expressive, red berry notes, black fruit, floral, violets.
Palate: fruity, full, spicy, long, great length.