Les Terrasses is a blend of 60% Carignan, 30% Grenache and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from Priorat. The wine is aged for 12 months in mostly French oak. Dark violet in color. Blackberry, blueberry, kirsch and crushed granite on the nose. Silky with deep, ripe dark cherry and dark fruit on the palate with some herbaceous, leather, dark chocolate, espresso and tobacco notes. Very lush and seductive. Soft tannins and a polished finish. 15,000 cases produced. 14% alcohol.
The wine is made by Alvaro Palacios, who has worked in Rioja and Napa, as well as apprenticing at Petrus. This might be the entry level wine in his portfolio at $30 a bottle. Certainly not a great value, but I was quite impressed with the wine. I have 2 more bottles packed away for a special occasion in the next couple of years and would certainly buy the wine again given the opportunity. Recommended.