($50; based on 100-year-old garnacha and carinena, with some cabernet sauvignon, syrah and merlot) Deep red. Smoky, nutty oak currently dominates on the nose. Then dense but juicy, with superripe flavors of dried fruits, blackberry, and minerals. Like a drier-styled port: slightly pruney but with a dry, nutty edge. Finishes with slightly dry but fine tannins and good length. I'd like to have seen a bit more sweetness.
Tasted just before it was bottled, there will be 4,800 bottles of the 2001 Amadis (a blend of 45% Grenache and 20% Carignan from 90-100 year old vines, and the rest younger vine Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot). A sensational bouquet of blackberry liqueur, acacia flowers, crushed stones, and sweet oak emerges from a wine of great purity, layers of flavor, an opulent texture, and a sweet finish.
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Community Tasting Notes
average score of 94 points based upon 4 reviews
Author MJMSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 11/13/2012
Broke the neck off of the bottle whilst rearranging the cellar...lost half...the other half was awesome. Minerals galore with bright red fruit. I recommend consuming the whole bottle without pouring the rest all over your cellar floor.