Mas D’En Compte Celler Cal Pla Prioriat, 2009

From the cellar: If duck confit could be wine, this is it. Insanely rich. Like overripe fruit but without the pong, ridiculously lush, I would call it hedonistic.

Mas D’En Compte Celler Cal Pla Prioriat, 2009

In late summer, growing up, my mother would lightly simmer blackberries grown in our back yard then strain and serve the juice as an aperitif at family dinners (alcohol wasn’t served). I had an uncle who would sip his juice so slowly to make it last three courses. That’s just how amazing her quaff was. That was also this wine; it deserved small sips, each one revealing more (of the mainly Grenache but also Carignan and Cab Sauv blend). Go gratitude.

 

Strikes? Well, this is a wine that’s all about the wine. Serve some food and the food takes a bow to the centre stage diva. Maybe Chef Eric Ripert could pair up something that wouldn’t cringe under the weight of this cordial, but for us it was like the wine was Mel Brooks and dinner Carl Reiner.

 

I was stunned to read Parker’s effusive review (a staggering 96 points) that I cut and pasted it onto a sticker on the bottle.

 

Price: $24.99 USD back in the day which is something of the proverbial shock and awe.

 

Market Liquidity: After months of many dud BC reds, my prince has come.

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