Descendientes de J. Palacios

"Descendientes de J. Palacios keep going from strength to strength... What I see here is really coherent, a life project with a clear philosophy, not just a collection of great wines." - Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate
 

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Álvaro Palacios is one of the most talked about winemakers in Spain, and is a pioneer of the country’s forgotten wine regions. Perhaps best known for his bodegas in Rioja and Priorat, Álvaro established Descendientes de J. Palacios in Villafranca del Bierzo in 1998, together with his nephew Ricardo Pérez Palacios.

2014
LA FARAONA

£920 PER BOTTLE (75CL) IN BOND

FINE+RARE is delighted to offer one of the world's rarest wines, the 2014 La Faraona, from this pioneering Spanish producer. With just a couple of thousand bottles produced each vintage, the sheer rarity of La Faraona makes back vintages scarce and expensive to source. This is a consistently outstanding wine, faced with a combination of high demand and shallow supply that inevitably pushes up prices. A single-vineyard where the indigenous Mencía grape struggles to grow, La Faraona is a high, cool and difficult place to make wine. The vines have to work incredibly hard and there aren’t many grapes, yet what is produced is of exceptional quality. Complex and precise in style, this is a flawless gem and, as Luis Gutiérrez of The Wine Advocate asserts, "clearly a 100 pointer". This is a wine to treasure.

ALSO FROM THE DESCENDIENTES DE J. PALACIOS ESTATE

With similarly microscopic production levels yet remaining very attractively priced, we are delighted to offer two additional single-vineyard wines from the Descendientes de J. Palacios estate: Las Lamas and Moncerbal.

Las Lamas is produced from 60-100 year old vines that typically exhibit elegant yet powerful characteristics, whilst Moncerbal is scented and nuanced, reflecting the stonier, more extreme conditions of this steep vineyard. Each is a distinctive expression of its remarkable and compelling terroir.

Attracting the attention of wine critics and connoisseurs across the globe, at these price points, the wines represent exceptional value. As Gutiérrez asserts, "for this quality the price is really good”.

 

2014 La Faraona Palacios; Descendientes de J. 2014 La Faraona Palacios; Descendientes de J.
£920.00
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2014 Las Lamas Palacios; Descendientes de J. Bierzo 2014 Las Lamas Palacios; Descendientes de J. Bierzo
£240.00
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2013 Las Lamas Palacios; Descendientes de J. Bierzo 2013 Las Lamas Palacios; Descendientes de J. Bierzo
£219.00
£75.00
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2013 Moncerbal Palacios; Descendientes de J. Bierzo 2013 Moncerbal Palacios; Descendientes de J. Bierzo
£146.00
£146.00 Duty Paid
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2012 Moncerbal Palacios; Descendientes de J. Bierzo 2012 Moncerbal Palacios; Descendientes de J. Bierzo
£300.00
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