Friday, February 19, 2016

Nit de Nin - 94 Points

2011 Nit de Nin Priorat....$89.99
The 2011 Nit De Nin is from a single vineyard, Mas d’en Cacador, a steep, north-facing vineyard in the village of Porrera on slate soils where vines are very old – all over 70 years of age. Yields in this vineyard were six hectoliters per hectare. The blend is 60% Garnacha, 40% Carinena, full-cluster fermented in demi-muids and aged for 10 months in barrel and eight months in foudre. It is very aromatic, flowery and mineral, reminiscent of a great Barolo, tar and roses, with telluric, earthy notes of peat and graphite intermixed with aromas of red, black and blue fruit. There’s more concentration and depth than in the Planetes, but equally great acidity that gives freshness and makes it very drinkable. It’s a savory, umami-driven wine, big, but it does not shout, it whispers, and you have to listen to it. A great effort for a very difficult vintage that could be drunk now or aged for a long time. Drink now-2024.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

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