Genium Costers vi de Guarda

"The Terroir" —
Winemaker, Roser Amoròs
Priorat D.O.Q.
50% Cariñena, 30% Garnacha, 10% Merlot and 10% Syrah
550 meters / Llicorella (slate) soils
Farming Methods
Practicing Organic
Hand harvested from very low yielding, 100 year old vines
48 hour cold soak, fermentation with skins for 30 days, basket pressed
14 months in new French Allier oak barrels from a range of coopers
Suggested Retail Price
Wine Name
Genium Costers vi de Guarda 2009
93 (IWC) 92 (WE)
Score Publication Review Copy
93 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Glass-staining ruby. Heady aromas of dried cherry-vanilla, blackberry and pungent herbs, with a sexy potpourri nuance building in the glass. Juicy, concentrated and broad, offering lush cherry compote and licorice pastille flavors and a hint of fruitcake. Smooth, fine-grained tannins shape the clinging, smoky finish, which leaves sweet black and blue fruit notes behind. Showcases the ripeness of the vintage but comes off as surprisingly lively, with no rough edges.
92 Wine Enthusiast Smoky, fiery initial aromas of cinnamon, baking spices, schist and red-berry fruits echo with licorice and minerality. This is a big boy with 15.5% abv and a layered, rich, heady palate. Deep, dark, lusty plum and blackberry flavors run long on the finish, with notes of leather and wild herbs. Drink from 2017 through 2025. Cellar Selection
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