Clos i Terrasses Clos Erasmus 'Laurel' 2015, Priorat DOCa Spain

Clos i Terrasses Clos Erasmus 'Laurel' 2015, Priorat DOCa Spain

37.50

Laurel is the second wine of the Clos i Terrasses' critically acclaimed flagship wine, Clos Erasmus, one of Spain’s most sought-after cult Priorat wines. Made mostly of Garnacha blended with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

Owned by Daphne Glorian, one of the five winemakers who transformed Priorat into a cult wine region, the Laurel no longer stands in the shadow of its big brother Clos Erasmus, as evidenced by its 95 point score for the 2014 vintage by the Wine Advocate it is a big wine on its own, while being four times cheaper than its big brother.

Laurel is aged in a combination of vessels oak barrels, oak vats, cement and most interestingly amphorae. 

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REVIEWS AND AWARDS

2015 vintage is not rated yet however below is the 2014 review, thinking the excellent 2015, better than 2014, you should expect a better wine than this, if possible! 

95 points, Luis Gutiérrez for Robert Parker: I was really blown away by the aromatics of the 2014 Laurel. As soon as I put my nose in the glass I was transported to the vineyards of Gratallops, with a blast of wild herbs and flowers followed by a stream of smoked meat, juicy red currants and raspberries. It is mostly Garnacha but with some 10% each Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are cooled down during the night and in the morning some are destemmed, and some others are left with the stems on and fermented mostly with indigenous yeasts. The élevage here is one year in a combination of used oak barrels, oak vats, cement and amphorae. They have increased the volume of wine being raised in amphorae in this 2014. This might very well be the finest Laurel to date. Simply stunning!


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PRIORAT, SPAIN

Priorat is a small, dynamic wine region in Spain where winemaking dates back to 12th Century when monks of the Carthusian Order established a the Priorato dei Scala Dei monastery and planted vineyards there. In 1980s a bunch of hippies, dreamers and academics came to rescue this deserted historic appellation. In 1989, these pioneers joined forces to produce a wine in a co-operative venture in the town of Gratallops. These pioneers inspired others to come to the region and now Priorat is one of the most important wine regions in Spain, actually the one that produces most expensive, world famous wines from Garnacha blends.