The 2017 Doix Costers de Vinyes Velles is a blend of 55% old-vine Cariñena and 45% old-vine Garnacha matured in new French oak barrels for 16 months. It has ripe black fruit, Mediterranean aromatic herbs and generous spice and smoke with a note of graphite. All of these reds reach 15% alcohol and are powerful and full-bodied, built to last. The warmer vintages tend to have a softer texture and mellow acidity with round tannins and a long, lingering finish. This matured in brand new French oak barrels for 16 months, and it's okay but not in excess.
94 Pts Robert Parker