Mas d'en Compte Black Slate Porrera 2011


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One of the few holders of extremely old vine white Grenache, a varietal that many properties have ripped out. This old vine material means that yields are extremely low and concentration quite high.
Category Red Wine
Country Spain
Region Catalonia
Appellation Priorato
Brand Mas d'en Compte
  • st91

International Wine Cellar"Opaque ruby. Redcurrant, dried cherry, minerals and licorice on the nose. Rich and supple on entry, then more taut and linear in the mid-palate, with nicely delineated flavors of bitter cherry, cassis, dark chocolate and anise. The finish is focused, smoky and persistent, with fine-grained tannins adding grip." - Stephen Tanzer's IWC

Stephen Tanzer, December 13, 2014
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateIn spite of the fact that the 2011 Black Slate is produced from 60% Grenache (60-year-old vines) and 40% Carignan (80-year-old vines) aged 12 months in tank, foudre and used barrels, it tastes like a sexy, open-knit, lush, silky Pomerol. Loads of black currant and black cherry fruit, licorice, spice box and Christmas fruitcake emerge from this beautifully rich wine. Medium to full-bodied, heady and succulent, it is best drunk over the next 5-6 years.

Robert Parker, November 2013