extremely powerful, concentrated and rich 2009 1902 is named after the vintage
when the centenary CariĂ±ena vines were planted. They have been making small
lots of this wine since 2004, but the 2009 is the first commercial release.
CariĂ±ena takes heat very well (2009 was certainly hot) and produces very
powerful and concentrated wines. This has the character and rusticity of the
Priorats from the 1990s and the finesse, elegance of the know-how acquired with
years of experience. Wet slate, esparto grass, black cherries, damsons, clove,
nutmeg, violets and loads of earthy aromas and flavors define this huge wine
that will age forever and please the fans of powerful, concentrated reds. Very
poetically, they define this vines as wise vines instead of old vines. Sadly
only 850 bottles were produced, and the price reflects this scarcity. This
makes the 2012 Doix seem light!