2011 Nit de Nin, Priorat, Mas d’En CaÇador (RT96+) This is a real gem! An old vine (80-110 yrs) blend of Garnatxa Negre, Garnatxa Peluda and Carinyena that’s hand harvested, whole cluster fermentation and sees a 4 week maceration then aged for 16 months in 2700 liter French oak foudre. The grapes are sourced from a 1.5 hectare plot (more adjacent land has been recently added). Dark, deep and almost impenetrable looking, this delivers a masculine, powerful bouquet of black fruits, soaring spices and stark minerality. I couldn’t stop appreciating the grandeur of its bouquet. The palate is full monte magnificence with mouth coating fruit, fresh bright acidity and gorgeously ripe tannins. A thing of utter beauty! Just now coming into its prime drinking window. Drink now-2041+