£12.50/ 0.75 L btl
Wine Les Cousins L'Inconscient 2019
|Alcohol content i||14.5%|
|Bottle size and vintage||0.75 L - 2019|
Discovering the exceptional nature of Priorat's terroir without having to pay a high price for each bottle is becoming easier by the day thanks to initiatives like the one (luckily, not the only one) offered us by Marc and Adriá Pérez. Especially with their wine L'Inconscient, a wine which, straightforwardly and without renouncing either complexity or refinement, enables us to enjoy that “other”, more accessible and above all affordable, Priorat.
The Pérez family are an undeniable benchmark in this highly regarded denomination (Mas Martinet, Cims de Porrera), and Marc and Adriá vinify the wines of this most individual project in the emblematic winery of Cims de Porrera; making quite a personal statement, complete with a striking label, both original and artistic, which will no doubt succeed in attracting younger consumers.
L'Inconscient is a fresh, lively wine, but serious, complex and profound as well. The Cariñena grape, which makes up 30% of the wine's coupage, appears rather shy in the glass; the first impression is of a compact nose, somewhat closed, but in due course it does reveal its merits (we recommend opening the bottle at least half an hour before drinking). Once opened up, it begins to release aromas of great elegance, from fruits gathered in the forest (wild fruits, spicy notes) to velvety aromas (rose fragrance). It seems as though the wine is suddenly waking up after a long sleep.
There is a similar reaction on the palate. It starts off tasting a little dry, but in time, it also exhibits both a slight sweetness and strawberry flavours. The fruit is good quality, handled well (short macerations), and the wine is very easy to drink, clean, honest, with a creamy feel but light touch, with mineral and earthy notes, a smooth structure and well-integrated, refreshing acidity.
One to thoroughly enjoy.
Salads with meat / Rice dishes / Rabbit / Mediterranean cuisine / Warm salads / As an aperitif
- Ageing period:12 months
- Type of wood:French oak
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 15ºC and 17ºC
Very Good Value
This is my second order of this particular wine. I am a big fan of the wine from Priorat and this is a very good wine to start with.....a great value, easy drinking red. Suspect I will be ordering some more very shortly.by: Colin Foster (18/09/2018) - Vintage 2017
My son's favourite
Stands alongside some very expensive Priorat wines. An intense red wine, with body and a lot of fruit with the distinctive Priorat mineral background. Easy to drink, with a long and persistent finish.by: S.Edwards (20/03/2019) - Vintage 2017
A high quality and interesting wine. Good depth, full flavoured, lingers in the mouth. Benefits from opening well before serving.by: Audrey (10/12/2018) - Vintage 2017
Beautiful rich wine which went really well with venison dish I cooked for friends. Will definitely be recommending. 5 star.by: Mary (21/03/2019) - Vintage 2017
This is a nice wine for less than 10€! Amazing. It is smooth and easy to drink and pairs well with many things.