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Clos I Terrasses, Laurel, 2017

Clos I Terrasses, Laurel, 2017

Clos I Terrasses | Catalonia, Spain | 75cl
  • Red Still
  • Organic
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Grenache, Syrah
Regular price £48.50
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The Laurel - the second, younger vine wine from Clos I Terrasses - is a fabulous wine in its own right. The warm soils of Gratallops and a blend of mostly Grenache and a little Syrah (with decreasing amounts of Cabernet) means we’ve previously called it “a Latin-tinged Chateauneuf-du-Pape.”

What the critics say:

95/100Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate

"The 2017 Laurel is a blend of the younger vines, some barrels that were declassified from Clos Erasmus and the remaining Cabernet Sauvignon, and in the low-yielding and dry 2017 vintage, it's 70% Garnacha, 20% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, with 15% alcohol. The wine fermented mostly in concrete and oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in a combination of oak vats, concrete, used barriques and amphorae for 16 months. They produce this to be approachable from the moment it's released. The 2017s feel very aromatic, open, expressive and young, quite primary, tender and juicy and surprisingly fresh for a dry, warm year that resulted in a very early harvest. There is a peachy, soft, approachable quality here that I like very much. Surprisingly enough, winemaker and proprietor Daphne Glorian sees reminiscences of the 2013s in the 2017s, and I have to agree. Different from 2016, but at the same quality level."

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Clos I Terrasses

The story of Clos I Terrasses is almost the story of Priorat itself! Daphne Glorian was one of the original pioneers who thought the old Garnacha vines might make some good wine, and joined her friends Alvaro Palacios (Ermita) and Rene Barbier (Clos Mogador) in 1989.

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