Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles Priorat 2014 (96 JD)
“The 2014 Vinyes Velles is a beautiful wine, and certainly up with the crème de la crème in the vintage. Based on 70% Carinyana and 30% Garnacha aged 15 months in French oak, it sports a crazy purple color as well as sensational notes of plums, liquid violets, blackberries, graphite, and a damp earth-like minerality. This full-bodied, incredibly pure Priorat has integrated acidity, a sexy, layered texture, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. It’s an awesome expression of Carinyana to enjoy over the coming decade.”
Ferrer Bobet Vinyes Velles Priorat is a blend of Carignane (70%) and Grenache (30%) from hundred year old vines in some of the best steep slate hillside and terraced vineyards in Priorat. Though the "second wine" of Ferrer Bobet, the initial 2005 release put Ferrer Bobet on the wine world map. Two of the most important publications in Spain named it their wine of the year, and accolades came pouring in from Russia, the UK and the US.
Ferrer Bobet is about respect. Firstly, the mutual respect of two friends, Sergi Ferrer-Salat and Raül Bobet and their passion for the world and culture of wine. Secondly, the respect for the long traditions of viticulture and vinification in Priorat and a commitment to the economic and social development of the region. Thirdly, and above all, the respect for the terroir and a dedication to producing wines that reflect the distinctive mineral essence from the land.