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Her boutique estate of 10 hectares barely produces 140 cases each year, so her first label, Clos Erasmus, is inevitably scarce and expensive. Deservedly so, however, as this is one of the regions' and indeed Spain's greatest of all red wines – rich, powerful, dense and exotically perfumed. Clos Erasmus is also one of the few Spanish wines ever to achieve 100 Parker points, proof that the Priorat region in the right hands produces wines to rival the finest from Rioja and Ribera Del Duero. Clos Erasmus, despite its current global renown and acclaim, actually started life by accident, when Swiss born Daphne Glorian visited Priorat with her friends in the late 1980s. Originally, although taken with the inspiring beauty of the region's terraced vineyards, Daphne had no intention of purchase any vines, until Priorat pioneers Alvaro Palacios and Rene Barbier convinced her of the untapped potential of area. For although vineyards had been found in Priorat since Roman times, it was only since the 1990s that Priorat emerged from a unknown backwater to an important wine appellation. Taking plenty of advice and valuable guidance from Rene, Daphne purchased a plot and planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Grenache vines to complement the existing old-vine Grenache plantations. Her hard work and dedication soon transformed this boutique estate into one of Spain's rising stars, which has operated bio-dynamically since 2004. Ever since her estate was awarded 100 Parker points for the 2004 vintage, Daphne has not looked back and the high demand for both her first and second wine speaks volumes. The flagship Erasmus is aged for often over 20 months in new oak, the resulting wine being massively powerful and expressive. Although many can hardly wait, it deserves at least 5-6 years bottle age. The second and fantastically good value wine Laurel, is a softer, lighter version that can always be enjoyed on release. But the most remarkable thing about this estate is how informal and relaxed everything feels, despite Clos Erasmus' global fame. For our special clients and if booked in advance, Daphne will happily show you around herself and after tasting a range of her wonderful wines, perhaps join you for lunch. So for a perfect introduction to the remarkable and stunningly beautiful Priorat region, we cannot think of a better place to start!\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Clos i Terrasses
2009 - Clos Erasmus
750 ml.

$199.99
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
RP 91

Country: Spain

Region: Priorat

Varietal: Grenache; Cabernet Sauvignon; Syrah

Vintage: 2009

Size: 750 ml.

In a region now filled with big names, Daphne Glorian has been a quiet godmother to the younger generations of winemakers, continuing to promote the good name of Priorat with her exceptional and highly sought-after wines. Her boutique estate of 10 hectares barely produces 140 cases each year, so her first label, Clos Erasmus, is inevitably scarce and expensive. Deservedly so, however, as this is one of the regions' and indeed Spain's greatest of all red wines – rich, powerful, dense and exotically perfumed. Clos Erasmus is also one of the few Spanish wines ever to achieve 100 Parker points, proof that the Priorat region in the right hands produces wines to rival the finest from Rioja and Ribera Del Duero. Clos Erasmus, despite its current global renown and acclaim, actually started life by accident, when Swiss born Daphne Glorian visited Priorat with her friends in the late 1980s. Originally, although taken with the inspiring beauty of the region's terraced vineyards, Daphne had no intention of purchase any vines, until Priorat pioneers Alvaro Palacios and Rene Barbier convinced her of the untapped potential of area. For although vineyards had been found in Priorat since Roman times, it was only since the 1990s that Priorat emerged from a unknown backwater to an important wine appellation. Taking plenty of advice and valuable guidance from Rene, Daphne purchased a plot and planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Grenache vines to complement the existing old-vine Grenache plantations. Her hard work and dedication soon transformed this boutique estate into one of Spain's rising stars, which has operated bio-dynamically since 2004. Ever since her estate was awarded 100 Parker points for the 2004 vintage, Daphne has not looked back and the high demand for both her first and second wine speaks volumes. The flagship Erasmus is aged for often over 20 months in new oak, the resulting wine being massively powerful and expressive. Although many can hardly wait, it deserves at least 5-6 years bottle age. The second and fantastically good value wine Laurel, is a softer, lighter version that can always be enjoyed on release. But the most remarkable thing about this estate is how informal and relaxed everything feels, despite Clos Erasmus' global fame. For our special clients and if booked in advance, Daphne will happily show you around herself and after tasting a range of her wonderful wines, perhaps join you for lunch. So for a perfect introduction to the remarkable and stunningly beautiful Priorat region, we cannot think of a better place to start!

SKU: 507
Reviews
Robert Parker - 91 See more...
The 2009 Clos Erasmus is a blend of 60% Garnacha and 40% Syrah aged for 20 months French oak of which 60% is new. It has a very ripe, almost “animal” bouquet with touches of liquorice and bacon fat. The palate is full-bodied with succulent, liquorice-infused tannins, good acidity and very good weight towards the balsamic-tinged finish, which has a firm grip. There is a mischievous hint of coconut on the finish of this unashamedly hedonistic, but charming, wine. Drink 2014-2025. The name “Clos Erasmus” should need no introduction. It started out as a “fun” project when Daphne Glorian was visiting the region to see friends. Of course, now it is one of the benchmark Priorat wines with prices to match.

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