The Mas Martinet estate is swiftly rising to the very pinnacle of fine wine production in the area. The emphasis here is on the Grenache grape, while Carignan and Syrah, too, play leading roles, with Cabernet and Merlot making up the numbers. These are strikingly beautiful examples of what Priorato can achieve and demonstrate exactly why the wine-loving world are sitting up and taking note of this unique slate-rich region.
An excellent value bottle from one of Priorat’s best estates, Mas Martinet. The Martinet Bru 2016 delivers wonderful juicy notes of blackberry and plum, along with delicate touches of spice, oak, vanilla and chocolate and complex tertiary notes of leather and smoke. A beautifully complex and silky-smooth red, with great potential for ageing.
Food matches: Beautiful with beef and lamb dishes and cured cheeses.