Sometimes being born into a wine family means a set career path and a property to inherit. When you are one of nine children, however, the matter gets a little trickier. Alvaro Palacios sidestepped his birth-right, studying in Bordeaux and at Château Pétrus, before heading to Priorat to become a pioneer of its high altitude, Pomerol-like wines with stratospheric prices to match. This is his entry-level wine: opulent, fruity and very pure, with a fine...
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