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2018 Clos Erasmus 'laurel' PrioratBlend from Spain

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One of the best wineries in all of Priorat. This Biodynamic wine has all the bells and whistles that can be enjoyed for the next 10 to 20 years. ...

  • 96 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

96

"The second wine here and one that is easier to drink, the 2018 Laurel was produced with fruit from the younger vines, a couple of barrels that are declassified from Clos Erasmus and the Cabernet Sauvignon, more or less 70% Garnacha and 15% each Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. It has good ripeness and still a pH of 3.3. It fermented mostly in oak vats and 2,000-liter concrete vats with indigenous yeasts and matured for 18 months in 20,000-liter oak and concrete vats, second use barriques and some clay amphorae. It's a bright translucent ruby color and has a perfumed and delicate nose with notes of orange peel and flowers; this is the most elegant and ethereal vintage of Laurel as far as I can remember, with red rather than black fruit and a kind of cranberry quality. The palate is medium-bodied, textured and fluid, with subtleness, balance and very fine tannins. The oak is perfectly integrated, and the wine is easy to drink, approachable and very pleasurable right now. It's a fresh vintage with energy and finesse, quite different from previous vintages. I love it. 22,825 bottles and 515 magnums produced. It was bottled in May 2020."

Product Description:

One of the best wineries in all of Priorat. This Biodynamic wine has all the bells and whistles that can be enjoyed for the next 10 to 20 years.

Product Detail

Item # 121586
Country Spain
Region Catalonia
Sub-Region Priorat
Ratings

96 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2018
Color Red
ABV 14.7%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah , Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic and Biodynamic
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, currant, blackberry, cherry and cigar box