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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
2013 - Clos Erasmus
750 ml.

$289.99
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
RP 100

Country: Spain

Region: Priorat

Varietal: Grenache; Cabernet Sauvignon; Syrah

Vintage: 2013

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: 508
Reviews
Robert Parker - 100 See more...
I also tasted two vintages of the top wine, starting with the 2013 Clos Erasmus, which follows the line towards more freshness, less oak and extraction started with 2012. It's mostly Garnacha, with some 25% Syrah, fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged mostly in French oak barriques (40% new), plus a couple of amphorae where it matured until bottling at the end of May 2015. I had followed the 2013 since before it was bottled, and every time I tasted it I liked it better and better, and I formed the idea that it was the purest, most elegant Erasmus ever produced. I was really eager to taste the bottled version of it, which I hadn't encountered until this day. And I can tell you, it didn't disappoint me at all. In fact, it was probably better than what I tasted before bottling. It's the essence of Garnacha put through a sieve of slate, with some subtle spices, with an ethereal quality I had never before seen in this wine. The palate is silky, with a seamless texture. It combines the finest fabric with the essence of the dusty roads from Priorat, elegant and rustic at the same time, like the proverbial British farmer dressed in the best corduroy trousers and tweed jacket, beautifully textured. The wet slate and the Mediterranean herbs take over the aromatic front with time in the glass, and it kept changing over the course of two hours that I followed the wine in the glass, with more and more nuances and filigree every time I went back for it. It's approachable now but I foresee a long and positive evolution in the bottle for 15+ years. The opened bottled kept fresh for a couple of days. I wish I could time travel to the future and taste it then... I think this really merits a perfect score. There are 3,000 bottles produced.

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