Skip to main content
Our biggest wine deals. Available by text! Join Winetext.com today!

2020 Clos I Terrasses LaurelBlend from Spain

$59.99

List Price: $69.99

You're saving $10.00!

  • 96 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Image selector to view bottle Image selector to view front Icon sized image of item case card
This is a PRE-ORDER. Estimated Arrival: 12/08/2022

About

Rating:

96

2020 was a challenging year that gave them a lot of work in the vineyard, but it it paid off. The 2020 Laurel feels very elegant, balanced and fresh, a little lighter perhaps, with perfectly ripe tannins, a little in line with 2016 or 2013. It might be a little unusual for the house style or perhaps a slight change, as they are gradually going for softer vinifications; you don't really need to extract in Priorat, because the wines are powerful enough on their own. It's still extremely young and has a lactic touch (that blows off with a bit of time in the glass); it was only bottled at the end of May 2022, three months before I tasted it. Even if it's the second wine here, it's a wine that needs a little bit of time and improves in the bottle. Having said that, the 2020s feel more open, expressive and approachable than the 2019s, which are more tannic and powerful while the 2020s feel a little more Burgundian if you like. This has to be one of the finest vintages of Laurel so far. After some time in the glass, the aromatics of the Syrah (which was perhaps a little more this year, some 12% versus 8% in 2019) made an appearance—violets, smoked bacon. Daphne Glorian told me that everything was easy, that the wine was expressive and open from day one and that the fermentations were smooth. There are some 19,000 bottles of this.

Product Detail

Item # 132322
Country Spain
Region Catalonia
Sub-Region Priorat
Ratings

96 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2020
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah , Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
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