94 POINTS: JAMES SUCKLING - A ripe, fruity wine with strawberry and plum character, medium body and round, soft tannins. Lovely texture and richness, but in a delicate way. Luxurious. Drink or hold.
93 POINTS: ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE - The pure Garnacha 2019 Vèrtebra de la Figuera comes from 40- to 80-year-old organically farmed vines in the village of La Figuera at 600 meters in altitude, where the soils are composed of alternate layers of red clay and gypsum. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete, where it matured for six months before bottling. This is quite similar in its aromatic palette to the 2019 Negre, with notes of licorice and Mediterranean herbs and a little more finesse and nuance. This is a little rounder and has a little more ripeness and velvety tannins. This is all about finesse and elegance.
Coming from Dominik Huber, founder of trailblazing Priorat winery Terroir Al Límit, these wines explore the edge of what is possible in the Priorat, making energetic, lower alcohol wines from the hot, twisted slopes of llicorella slate in a DOQ famous for power. All the Grenache comes from 40-80 year old vines on the top of La Figuera mountain.