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Clos I Terrasses Laurel (Magnum)
- Priorat, Catalonia, Spain
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.”
It has scored 95 points in its last two vintages and is looking like another sure thing in 2016. The final blend has yet to be rated by the Wine Advocate but Luis Gutiérrez stated “I tasted some seven different components of the 2016 Laurel that also looked to be phenomenal!”. There is every chance this could be the highest scoring, best ever Laurel.
"I tasted the 2016 Laurel next to the current 2017, as I didn't taste it last time. 2016 was a cooler year than 2017, and I initially felt like the wines from 2016 seemed a little riper than the 2017s, which felt unusually fresh, covered by the baby fat of their youth. But they evolved in the glass, and both vintages showed quite faithful to the character of the year. There is a strong mineral streak in the 2016s, with graphite, diesel, tar and notions of toasted sesame seeds, smoked meats and a mixture of flowers, wild berries and spices, quite aromatic, expressive and open. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and very good freshness in a combination of power and elegance. And the wine became fresher in the glass... 20,000 bottles produced." 95 pts, Luis Gutiérrez, WA
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah|
|Wine Type||Red wines|
|Wine Style||Hearty Red|
|Drinkability||Early in drinking window|
|Food Match||Fowl - Slow Roasted Duck, Occasions - Barbecue, Red Meat - Beef bourguignon, Red Meat - Cassoulet, Red Meat - Roast Lamb, Red Meat - Steak & Chips, Red Meat - Steak & Kidney Pie|
Clos I Terrasses
Trailblazing estate from Spain's most fashionable region
Due to high demand we've temporarily increased our standard delivery fee to £12.50 for orders under £75 - orders over £75 still come with free delivery!
We are also no longer able to guarantee “Express" next day delivery. We hope to have this back up and running as soon as possible but in the meantime, our deliveries will take a little longer than usual (roughly 2-3 days).
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