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Auction Ends: 7/22/2021 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #766. Alvaro Palacios Priorat L'Ermita Velles Vinyes 1996

Description: Consists of 3 Magnums, 1.5L
Region: Spain, Catalunya, Priorat.
Score: 95-96 RP.
"The 1996 L'Ermita appears to be another blockbuster effort from Alvaro Palacios. The color is a saturated purple. The expressive nose boasts aromas of pain grille, roasted coffee, chocolate-covered, jammy cherry candy, minerals, and new oak. Full-bodied, dense, and thick, with an unctuous texture, lower acidity, and higher alcohol than the 1995 and 1994, this is a meaty, chewy, masculine wine with a flamboyant personality, in addition to a monster finish. It is super-intense, but exceptionally well-balanced, especially in view of its proportions." Wine Advocate #116, Apr 1998
Provenance: The Aquamarine Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $1,600

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