92 points Fastaff
"Beguiling bouquet with notes of blackberry, cherry, floral hints and a hint of tobacco. On the palate, elegant, juicy structure, fine melting and round tannins. Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira aged in 500 liter barrels."
91 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins. Amazing for the zone and for a vintage like 2015 "
Vinous Reverie Notes
The Alvear family founded Palacio Quemado in 1999, with the intention of exploring and championing the unique terroir and indigenous varieties of the land of Extremadura, located in the Spanish south-west. Their relationship with Envinate, a young and dynamic winemaking team that works all over Spain, has grown for many years. Los Acilates is the top wine that Alvear produces in conjunction with Envinate at the Palacio Quemado estate, where the team of Envinate has produced their own label for quite some time. The philosophy of Los Acilates is an honest and fresh expression of a single plot in the estate, planted with heritage indigenous varieties. Los Acilates is produced from a single plot of the same name, an area of steep slopes caused by erosion, north-oriented with calcareous clay soils and worked with organic practices. Sourced from a single plot, the wine ferments in open concrete tanks with manual punch-downs.Winemaking is advised by the Envinate team who have been working with the Alvear family on the Palacio Quemado estate for some time, and also source fruit for their own label from this estate. Los Acilates is a unique expression of the heritage Portuguese varieties that crossed into the southwest of Spain, sourced from a single vineyard. Winemaking is advised by the Envinate team who have been working with the Alvear family on the Palacio Quemado estate for some time, and also source fruit for their own label from this estate.