Clos i Terrasses Laurel 2018 75CL

395,00 Inkl. moms:

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Land Vintype Region Producent Årgang Distrikt Volume
Spanien Rød Catalonia Clos i Terrasses 2018 Priorat 75CL
96 Robert Parker

Clos Erasmus er skabt af amerikaneren Daphne Glorian og har opnået kultstatus som ingen anden i Priorat. Daphne købte sammen med Rene Barbier og 2 andre, 17 terrasser i det ukendte område i 1988, med henblik på at lave en moderne vin her. Det endte med at blive 5 forskellige vine, deri blandt Clos Erasmus og Clos Mogador. I dag hedder firmaet Clos i Terrasses og har været biodynamisk siden 00'erne.

Robert Parker
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.

Clos i Terrasses keeps planting vineyards for the future, and they now own 18 hectares in the villages of Gratallops and El Lloar and currently produce 23,000 to 25,000 bottles. I tasted the 2018s, a year with plenty of rain (for Priorat) and the usual warm summer, which resulted in a year of high quality, a little in the style of 2013 but with higher yields.