Cartoixa De Montsalvat

Cellers de Scala Dei

Cartoixa Priorat Red Blend 2017

There are sinful, delicious things that we rarely make time for (in our health conscious, earth conscious, super productive busy lives) like T-Bone steaks and 15% ABV Priorat. And while restraint and abstinence are good practices 95% of the year, at least 5% indulgence is necessary for good living, and the final days of a birthday week are fine times for gluttony.

The appropriately named “stairway to heaven/the gods” opens with intense, hypnotic aromas of anise/licorice, garrigue, wet slate, camp fire, beef blood, incense, mushroom, cedar, red currant, black currant; black cherry, strawberry jam, spiced red plum, and more slate (who says 15% abv wines don’t express terroir?!?!? )

My only complaint is that the palate isn’t nearly as captivating, deep and varied as the nose. Don’t get me wrong, it’s got a lot going on, it just lacks the mid palate weight and length I was hoping for after such a promising first impression.
— 2 months ago

Vanessa, Andrew and 4 others liked this

Domini de la Cartoixa

Formiga de Vellut Priorat Grenache Blend

Mineral character, needs big glass and time - dark spice and quite smokey notes but compact fruits. Kind of Statement to typical Priorat.
Dazu: Gegrillte Artischocke - Picada de Priorat / Rauch-Paprika-Mandel / Tris von Grünen Bohnen - Mandel - Brombeere / Chorizo Iberico Bellota
— a year ago

Venus La Universal

Dido Blanco Montsant White Blend 2017

Big surprise, elegant, complex blend of Macabeu (50%), Garnatxa Blanca (40%) and Cartoixa/Xarello (10%), some of it aged in clay amphorae, and the rest aged in oak. — 3 years ago

P and Bob liked this

René Barbier i Sara Perez

Dido Montsant Macabeu-Garnatxa Cartoixa Blend 2020

Opened in a family group in Catalunya Spain with no formal notes. Made by the redoubtable Rene Barbier where we having a tour at Clos Mogador this coming Saturday. One of those lovely luscious Mediterranean whites with a skinnsy bitterness with a low acid profile. A blend of Macabeu, Garnatxa Blanc and Cartoixa. Peachy notes in the profile. — 4 months ago

Eric, Peter and 15 others liked this

Domini de la Cartoixa

Galena Priorat Grenache Blend 2016

Surprisingly fruity for Priorst with dark cherry & blackberry, a bit brambly, a touch of licorice. Smooth & elegant.
Medium bodied on the palate with a nice tannic frame - polished & juicy yet with an edge. Pure fruit and nice acidity - this has great flow & energy. only downside, the alcohol (14.5%) is noticeable in the finish.
Not the most mineral Priorat nor most flashy & heavy, but drinking really nicely right now.
— 10 months ago

Keith liked this

Partida Creus

CV Catalunya Cartoixa Vermell

Funky, light orange wine. Simple. Delicious. Crowd Pleaser. — 2 years ago

Partida Creus

CX Penedès Cartoixa Vermell 2020

Dirty, funky, beautiful. — 4 months ago

Francesc Sanchez Bas

Blanc de Montsalvat Priorat Macabeo

Wonderfully odd nose. Drinks well. — 9 months ago

Cartoixa de Montsalvat

Montclàss Priorat Grenache Blend 2017

Very fruit forward Priorat. Lots of blueberry and cherry upfront. Balances out with good minerals on the latter part of the pallet. Quite enjoyable now but may be improve by cellaring to defuse the high alcohol and fruit. — 2 years ago

Ron, Keaton and 10 others liked this

Domini de la Cartoixa

Secrets de mar Garnatxa Mediterrania

Vibrant Ruby red color, hints of leather, smoky with heavy tannins. Very nice bottle of wine.
Winestyles Club, March 2019
— 3 years ago