Clos I Terrasses Priorat Laurel 2016

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  • Wine Advocate Rating: 95
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2014 Clos i Terrasses • Laurel & 2015 Clos i Terrasses • Laurel both scored 95 points The Laurel is the second wine here, and it has evolved with time. It's a transparent and bright blend of Garnacha with 20% Syrah and some 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from vines between 11 and 22 years of age. The blend is different each year, as the vines are becoming older and wiser. It shows extremely aromatic and expressive, open and elegant. It really does not show any heat; on the contrary, it feels quite fresh. It's not a muscular wine—it’s very elegant. Part of the wine matured in amphora, and there's no more pigéage (since 2012), only very soft pump overs just to keep the cap wet. The extraction is a lot lower than in earlier years. This is nothing short of spectacular. Some 20,000 bottles were produced. It was bottled in May 2017. At this tender age, Laurel is a lot more approachable than Clos Erasmus from the same year. I want to drink this and lay down the Clos Erasmus.
Certified organic (CCPAE) with biodynamic practices 16-18 months in 20hl French oak tanks, neutral 228L Frenchoak barrels and clay amphoraeClos Erasmus and Laurel are not vineyard designations, butthey do begin to take shape in the vineyard. Due to the meticulous farming andobservation that takes place throughout the year, by the time fruit starts toreach the cellar in autumn much of the blends have already been mapped out byDaphne. When the primary fermentations are winding down these decisions beginto coalesce and wines intended for Laurel are racked into a combination of 20hl wooden tanks, second- and third-fill 228L French oak barrels andclay amphorae. It rests for 16-18 months before final blending and bottling.
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SKU 22913
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Priorat
Size 750ML
Case Quantity 6
Rating 95
Rating Source Wine Advocate
Vintage 2016
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