LA BOTERA 2008: a blend of Samsó and Merlot. Vivid purple. Initially reduced nose shows dark berry skin and cherry pit aromas with a hint of black pepper. A spicy, peppery midweight, offering chewy cherry and blackcurrant flavors and betraying no rough edges. Finishes slightly tart, with the cherry pit note repeating.
CAMÍ DE CORMES VINYES CENTENÀRIES 2006: 100% Samsó. Inky violet. Ripe cherry and plum on the faintly roasted nose. Rich, ripe and dense, offering chewy dark fruit flavors and a strong tannic frame. Brooding and tough to read, finishing with good grip and lingering notes of bitter chocolate and cherry pit.
87 (+) points
ROIG PARALS SAMSÓ VINYES VELLES 2005: Saturated ruby. Cherry and dark berry liqueur aromas are complemented by notes of cocoa, black cardamom and dried violet. Chewy and ripe, offering deep bitter cherry and blackcurrant flavors, with dusty tannins adding grip. At once serious and expressive, with strong finishing sweetness and a lingering note of bitter cherry. Still a bit primary and worth cellaring for another five years.
PLA DEL MOLÍ 2005: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon-30% Merlot. Cherry, licorice, cracked pepper and spices on the nose. Firm cherry and berry skin flavors are framed by dusty tannins, which add structure and back-end grip. The cherry note lingers on the dusty, slightly hard-edged finish. This needs a fatty piece of meat to help round off its coarse edges.