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2021 Clos Erasmus 'Laurel' PrioratBlend from Spain

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

Rating:

96

The 2021 Laurel, the second wine from Clos Erasmus was produced with grapes from younger vines, between five and 40 years old, and is a blend of 80% Garnacha, 11% Syrah and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were cooled down for 24 hours before sorting and destemming and then put in the vat where they warmed up and started fermenting naturally. They did a soft vinification with short pumping overs to avoid extraction, and the fermentation lasted two to three weeks followed by four weeks of maceration. The wine matured in oak vat, barrel and amphorae for 18 months. It's super aromatic, floral and expressive, clean and elegant, delicate and ethereal. It has a velvety palate that is nicely textured, seamless, elegant and balanced and with a focused, clean, long finish. I see the meaty side of Syrah here. It has 14.5% alcohol with a pH of 3.3. The oak is completely integrated despite the fact that the wine is very young. 28,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2023.

Product Detail

Item # 139411
Country Spain
Region Catalonia
Sub-Region Priorat
Ratings

96 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2021
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
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