Genium Poboleda

"The Authenticity and the Origin" —
Winemaker, Roser Amoròs
Priorat D.O.Q.
75% Garnacha, 25% Cariñena
400 meters / Llicorella (slate) soils
Farming Methods
Practicing Organic
Hand harvested from vines averaging 40 years old
48 hour cold soak, fermentation with skins for 30 days, basket pressed
12 months in new French Allier barrels from a range of cooper, only 5 barrels (~125 cases) produced
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Wine Name
Genium Poboleda 2010
92 (VM) 90 (WE)
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92 Vinous Media Brilliant ruby-red. Spice-accented raspberry, cherry and floral pastille scents, along with hints of vanilla and woodsmoke in the background. The sweet, penetrating palate boasts juicy red fruit, spicecake and smoky minerality. Closes with impressive fruit intensity, remaining lithe and elegant, with no rough edges in the very long spice- and mineral-driven finish. This suave wine was aged in a combination of new and used French oak barriques for one year. 2017 - 2023
Mediterranean Spain
January 2016
90 Wine Enthusiast Of all the excellent Genium 2010s, this is the only one that's a bit stalky on the nose. It's also rubbery smelling, with tight-grained oak scents and earth notes. Hard, tannic and without much cushion, this Garnacha-led blend tastes earthy, stalky and of high-toned plum and currant with lemony oak. A bold, tannic finish says this will last through about 2024.
September 2016
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Genium Poboleda 2012
94 (W&S)
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94 Wine & Spirits Magazine Despite the weight of its ripe fruit, this wine has the structure to support it. A blend of garnacha (70 percent) and carignan, all off of very old vineyards around the village of Poboleda, this needs years in the cellar, so that those deep red fruit flavors acquire nuance. The acidity, firm, always on guard, is the guarantee of longevity.
October 2017
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Genium Poboleda 2013
92 (IWR) 90 (WE)
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92 International Wine Report The 'Vi de Vila' is a blend of largely Garnacha (70%) with the remainder Carinena. The wine was aged in a range of French oak barrels for 12 months prior to bottling. This deep colored Priorat starts off with damp earth, thyme and bacon fat with dark fruits on the nose. Round and generous on the mouth, this unveils a nice range of red and dark fruits on the palate with smoky and earthy accents coming in. Lithe and polished, enjoy this great bottling over the next decade.
June 2018
90 Wine Enthusiast This village-designated Priorat's ripe black fruit, tobacco, baking spice and raisin aromas are jammy and heady. It's full bodied and grippy, with wiry acidity. Lemony oak and tobacco notes dominate its chocolaty berry fruit, finishing thick and unrefined.
August 2018
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