Priorat Vintage Chart

Sometimes staring at a bunch of wines can be overwhelming. One, almost, surefire way to find a decent wine is to go by the “vintage” or year the wine was made.  I compiled a few things together here from the Wine Spectator and also from the Region’s regulatory body in order to create a reliable “Vintage Chart” that will help you find a wine you are likely to enjoy.

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Vintage Score DOCA Classification Description
2010 90-93 Very Good Supple, racy wines, with bright red fruit and lively acidity
2009 90 Excellent Balanced, focused wines, showing racy acidity and moderate tannins
2008 89 Very Good Sleek, expressive wines, with bright red fruit flavors and supple tannins
2007 89 Very Good Supple wines showing red fruit and herbal notes
2006 90 Very Good Bright and lively, with good focus and some depth
2005 93 Excellent Balanced, expressive wines with red fruit and spice flavors
2004 93 Excellent Ripe and dense; the best marry concentration and elegance
2003 89 Very Good Heat gave ripe fruit and concentration; top wines show great balance
2002 89 Good Despite cool growing season, many wines show ripe, concentrated fruit
2001 95 Excellent Fine summer. Ripe, powerful wines are benchmarks for the region
2000 92 Very Good Hot, dry summer produced wines with ripe fruit and firm tannins
1999 91 Very Good Ripe wines of good structure, remaining balanced and elegant
1998 91 Excellent Powerful yet lush and velvety, with good aging potential

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