One of my personal favorite wines

If anyone embodies the promise and spirit of “The New Spain,” it is Álvaro Palacios. His L’Ermita (along with Peter Sisseck’s Pingus) is widely considered to be the most important new Spanish wine of the modern era. Since he became a world-wide sensation with his 1993 l'Ermita (the 2018 vintage sells for $1,000!), I have been a devoted fan of his wines.

His 2019 Camins del Priorat, only $22.99, is a revealing testimony to his genius. Gorgeous, bright fruit with raspberries, black cherries, and lavender with some schist. It’s medium-bodied with very polished and integrated tannins that go on and on. For drinking now through 2024. James Suckling agrees with me, rating it 94 points!

And here is a recipe for the perfect dish to serve with it Labor Day Weekend:

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