Finca Dofi from Alvaro Palacios is one of the defining wines from Priorat. The 2014 vintage has proved to be a great one. Drink this now or lay it down for another few years. Experts recommend drinking between now to 2031.
"The 2014 Finca Dofí is a blend of approximately 94%
Garnacha and 6% Carinena from a plot in Gratallops called Finca Dofi. It feels
terribly lively, with a silkiness and purity, terse but at the same time ripe.
The oak is very integrated and there is no volatility many associate with
Priorat, but the flavors are clearly reminiscent of the old vintages of Dofi but with a much more polished texture. Again the acidity gives it clout and
depth, like claws clinging to you. It ends tasty and very mineral. This feels
as good as the other-worldly 2013. A great vintage for Dofí. Elegance in a
bottle." - Luis Guitiérrez, Wine Advocate, 95+ pts.
"Lurid ruby. An explosively perfumed, mineral-tinged
bouquet displays fresh boysenberry, cherry, licorice pastille and sandalwood
scents, and a suave spicecake nuance gains power with air. Stains the palate
with sappy red and blue fruit, spicecake and candied rose flavors that show
impressive clarity and back-end lift. Silky, slow-building tannins add gentle
grip to the finish, which hangs on with superb, floral- and mineral-driven
tenacity." - Josh Raynolds, Vinous, 94 pts.