Clos i Terrasses Clos Erasmus 2013

Clos i Terrasses Clos Erasmus 2013
Clos i Terrasses Clos Erasmus 2013

Clos i Terrasses Clos Erasmus 2013

Regular price €650.00
/
Robert Parker 100
more about ratings

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.

| Robert Parker

 

 Region Spain | Priorat | Priorat
 Type Red wine
 Bottle size Standard bottle (0,75 liter)
 Bottle condition Bottles in perfect condition: Labels and capsules excellent. Levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
 When to drink 2015-2028

 

Prices include VAT, that cannot be deducted.

We will contact you by e-mail shortly after receiving your request about the availability of the requested product(s), shipping options & prices and delivery time.

This does not oblige you in any way to purchase the wine.

You can pay the invoice afterwards, manually, by bank-transfer (to our bank account in the Netherlands which is listed on the invoice).

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

More from All wines
2020 Maison Charles Lachaux Bourgogne Aligoté Les Champs d’Argent
€450.00
2020 Maison Charles Lachaux Nuits Saint Georges, Aux Argillas
€795.00
Aalto PS 2004
€345.00
Aalto PS 2005
€345.00
Aalto PS 2009
€345.00
Aalto PS 2010
€325.00
Recently viewed