Mas Doix Salanques 2011
Wine AdvocateCuriously enough the oak is more evident in the nose of the 2011 Salanques, as the warmer, drier vintage produced a riper juice that took the aromas and flavors (and possibly tannins) out of the barrels in a different way. It's a blend of 65% Garnacha, 25% Cariñena and 10% Syrah denoting very good ripeness and all those spicy/smoky aromas from the élevage. The palate is powerful, concentrated and ripe with abundant, dusty tannins and a dry, cocoa-tinged finish. Even this will benefit from some more time in bottle. They didn't produce Mas Doix in 2011, so some of the grapes usually destined for the Grand Vin made it into this cuvée. 18,000 bottles produced.