Tim Atkin | Master of Wine

Tim’s Tasting Notes


2006 Castillo Perelada, Finca Garbet, Empordà , Empordà

€100 , 14.5%,

The most photographed vineyard in Catalunya (and one of the most ambitiously priced), this is minty, herbal and surprisingly youthful for a 2006. Syrah with a little Cabernet Sauvignon, showing lots of oak, sweet fruit and a firm finish. An ambitious wine that should age further in bottle.  




2009 Terra Remota, Usted, Empordà, Empordà

€100, 15%,

Very serious, very ambitious, but so it should be at the price. This blend of Syrah and Grenache shows flavours of sweet red fruits, vanilla spice and liquorice with stylish, smooth tannins, superb balance and a slightly dry finish.