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.
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.