Recently I tasted the Priorat Font de la Figuera 2001, and I did not enjoy it as expected (but of course drinkable). You can see my tasting notes in https://www.verema.com/en/tastingnotes/wine.asp?wine=5637
The point is that I found that the magazine ’Wine Spectator’ is scoring it with 91... However, the Spanish guide ’Guia de Vinos Gourmets’ is scoring it with 6.5/10 (i.e. 83/100) almost the same impression I had.
I do think both wine guides are quite serious and I wonder why there is such a mismatching between them.
More interesting to me would be if somebody can share his/her opinions about this wine here.
Also, it is quite surprising why I agree with the Spanish guide... does anybody from US agree with WS?
Thanks in advance for your comments.
I haven`t drunk that wine yet.
Perhaps there are differences in tastes or perhaps differences in bottles. Are you sure WS wasn’t tasting the top Clos Figueres?
Anyway, Thomas Matthews, the Spanish wines critic in the WS, has been controversial in the Spanish Verema forum...
In the free online access of WS it is possible to find both comments. Clos Figueres 2001 is rated 94/100, and Font de la Figuera 2001 is rated 91/100...
I’d like to know other comments about this wine.
I had the Clos and --for ";once in my life";-- must agree on a 93-94 rating. About the Font I have no idea ...but I’d be surprised if TM had finally hit a good Spanish wine not previously reviewed positively by RP...