92 points Jeb Dunnuck
"Based largely on Carignan, with 30% Garnacha and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Priorat has a big, smoky nose of mulled red and black fruits, graphite, flowers, and new leather. This carries to a medium to full-bodied wine with terrific tannins (especially for Carignan), a balanced, elegant texture, no hard edges, and a great finish."
Vinous Reverie Notes
The rugged slopes of the Priorat alternate between forest and wild herbs, then groves of olive trees and vineyards. But the careful eye can detect that even the densest of forests in the Priorat bear traces of generations of farmers who have attempted to tame this wild landscape. Crumbling terraces overgrown with brush, tiny broken-down shelters from which one could escape the blisteringly hot mid-day sun, and the occasional twisted metal of an abandoned farming implement, the use of which has long since been forgotten. While the Priorat is known for its rich and opulent wines, the region can also make fresher, more engaging wine styles. Wines that capture the more untrammeled side of Priorat and hearken back to the type common here before the region’s modern rebirth. Some of the most prestigious names and some of the most expensive bottlings in the Priorat now embrace this new, more elegant style like this Coster dels Olivers.