Clos I Terrasses Laurel

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SKU
CLTE-LAUR-2017
Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
CLTE-LAUR-2017-6-750-DP
6 x 750ml
£237.00
CLTE-LAUR-2017-12-750-DP
12 x 750ml
£474.00
CLTE-LAUR-2017-3-1500-DP
3 x 1500ml
£249.00
CLTE-LAUR-2017-6-1500-DP
6 x 1500ml
£498.00
Delivery 1-2 weeks
  •   Priorat, Catalonia, Spain
  •   Hearty Red
  •   Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah
  •   2017

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.”

"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. 19,126 bottles were filled in May 2019." 95/100 Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate

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More Information
  Bottle size 750
  Vintage 2017
  Country Spain
  Region Catalonia
  Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah
  Wine Type Red wines
  Wine Style Hearty Red
  Oak Mildly Oaked
  Drinkability Early in drinking window
  Sweetness Dry
  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
  Sub Region Priorat
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