A very rare find: barely two thousand bottles a year are made of this intense, expressive red wine, aged in the finest Allier oak barrels.
80% Carinyena, 20% Garnatxa
Free delivery in Ireland/NI on all orders over €150
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A number of rare things combine to make this rare wine: the tiny quantities of fruit—hardly a pound or two per plant—that come from the seventy-plus year old Carinyena and Garnatxa vines; the challenging combination of the slate terroir and harsh extremes of climate on Priorat's steep hillsides; and the extraordinary skill and labour of winemaker Albert Jane.
The grapes are harvested by hand, with selection carried out in the vineyards and again in the cellar. The resulting wine is aged for twelve months in the best one year old, lightly toasted Allier oak barrels.
‘Inky ruby. A complex bouquet evokes vibrant dark berry, incense and potpourri, along with smoky minerals and candied licorice. The concentrated, sharply focused palate reveals bitter cherry and cassis flavors that spread out and sweeten in >the glass. Densely packed yet lithe, with superb finishing clarity and harmonious tannins that fold smoothly into the wine’s intense fruit. ’ Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
Among the many awards for this special wine are the following:
Orders of €150+: free delivery in Ireland and Northern Ireland
All other orders: €15 flat rate delivery in Ireland and Northern Ireland
Orders are usually dispatched in the first two working days after receipt.
We cannot guarantee delivery on a given day. If the delivery date is important, please let us know, and we'll put one of our 'Not to Be Opened Before' stickers on the box and aim for delivery a day or two early.
Your orders are delivered by courier to ensure fast and reliable delivery of each carefully packaged consignment. Because nobody likes breakages, we use very strong and secure packaging specially designed to protect wine bottles.
Personalised champagne orders are dispatched to anticipate your requested deadline (see above), or otherwise as soon as possible. Please allow at least one extra working day for these orders to be prepared.
The ideal delivery address has someone available to sign for parcels during office hours, so a work address may be a better choice than a home address. An Eircode eliminates any doubt about the delivery location, and you can find or check Eircodes here.
Phone numbers please
Our couriers do their best to deliver and often have amazing local knowledge, but in the event of difficulties a reliable telephone number for the recipient makes all the difference and is a required piece of information. A mobile number is usually best.
Track your order
When we dispatch your order, we send on a tracking code so that you can follow your order in transit on the courier's website.
Delivery outside Ireland
If you need delivery to Northern Ireland, our €15 standard rate applies, with orders of €150 and more travelling free—for the time being.
We do not generally send wine overseas because of the complicated bureaucratic requirements and very high cost. If you would nonetheless like more information about deliveries outside the island of Ireland, please ask.
Wine is a natural product: its variety is what makes it so interesting!
Sometimes, though, a faulty bottle turns up. It's rare, but it does happen.
We want you to enjoy the wines you buy from us, and we'd like you to enjoy doing business with us too.
If you are unlucky enough to receive a bad bottle, please let us know immediately by calling the office on 021 431 6000 and we'll arrange a replacement or issue a credit in compensation.
Broken or Damaged Deliveries
Despite our best efforts to wrap and pack securely, damage in transit occurs from time to time.
If there's a breakage, our couriers will normally return the whole fragrant mess to us straight away.
If, however, the damage isn't apparent until you open the box, we'd still prefer to have the whole parcel collected. We'll send you a replacement as soon as possible.