Issue 244 End of August 2019, The Wine Advocate | 30th Aug 2019 | Luis Gutiérrez
The still young and somewhat reticent 2006 Turó d'en Mota is from an average year—not too warm, not too cold and with normal rain—and it matured for a very long time in bottle with the lees. The nose is a great combination of baked apples, Mirabelle plums, pine needles, smoke and stones, and it has great density, structure and intense minerality, with a drying, chalky sensation on the palate. It's quite different from the 2008 Reserva Particular that I tasted next to it and represented hard competition. Today I give the edge to the Reserva Particular, but only in the style of the vintage.