Alvaro Palacios Gratallops 'Vi de Vila'
2020 Gratallops has an exotic nose of blueberries, damsons, plums, overlayed with a twist of fine vanilla. It feels sweet and ripe and multi-layered – that nose even has overtones of a really delicious carrot cake with its definite orange peel character.
The palate is divine. It is so fresh, so pure… there is no hint of any of the difficulties of the vintage in its character or flavour. There is a gorgeous scent here, a bouquet of ripe blueberries, violets and roses that lingers in the mouth. Yet there is a real density to the fruit too. The tannins are fine and just drift away upon tasting, leaving that sensation of succulence and richness but with freshness at the fore. Delicious. Drink 2022-2033.