Rare wine, only 320 Bottles ! This is bottle 306 !!
100% Cariñena from old vines.
Dark red cherry color.
Intense ripe fruit aroma's on the nose, ripe black and red berries, authum forest spices, slightly toasted cedar, Llicorella, delicious fruit dominated pallate, impacable balance between the fruit, acid and fine tannin, juicy, herbal touch, long aftertaste ! 96 DSP — 5 months ago
The 2017 Gratallops Partida Bellvisos Blanc is a wine from the Priorat couple René Barbier Meyer (Clos Mogador) and Sara Pérez (Mas Martinet). It's a blend of Garnacha Blanca, Trepat Blanco and Viura (Macabeo) from 65-year-old vines. The appearance is coppery white close to rose, but no oxidation. It’s a powerful wine, ripe, spicy and some anise. — a year ago
The 2015 is a blend of 80% Garnacha, 15% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
After some decant time a fantastic nose with ripe black and red berries fruit, pepper, herbs from the hills of Gratallops, tobacco, mocha, spices, earth, full bodied on the palate loaded with layers of ripe fruit, Llicorella minerality, delicate melting tannins, perfect acidity, delicious aftertaste. 95 DSP — 2 months ago
Catalan wine tasting #8
Amazing complex nose, slightly fruity, more animalistic, mineral, earthy.
Dark cherry, black rock, leather, wild herbs, cold roast.
Amazing on the palate. With great precision, concentration and yet freshness. Insane!
And depth. Great depth and character!
Spicy, fresh, juicy with great purity.
Absolutely stunning! A truly elegant, complex, profound wine!
Needs 6h breathing but does not disappoint! — 4 months ago
Catalan wine tasting #7
Brilliantly fresh & vibrant, with crunchy red fruit, slate minerality and great flow.
Light footed yet with huge character, amazing flow, depth & energtic tension. Firm, polished, juicy tannins.
So juicy, so drinkable. Pure red fruit essence with a more sophisticated character at the same time. Love the spicy finish!
#gottalovegrenache — 4 months ago
At Contigo. Amazing — 5 months ago
Blend of Garnacha (58%), Cariñena (25%) and a touch of Syrah (10%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (7%) from vineyards in Gratallops, planted in the 1990s. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. Dark fruit, plums, earthy notes (graphite, slate) on the nose. Classic mineral character of Priorat. Big, powerful, fruit-driven. Not as smooth as their top wine Clos Figueras. Good freshness. Balanced — 2 years ago
You will appreciate this wine more once you’ve seen the YouTube movie “Dreaming of Wine” about the rejuvenation of the wine industry In Priorat after 900 years. A fascinating story and well worth the time to view the movie. Clos Erasmus was founded and still run by Daphne Glorian, the blonde woman in the movie. The wine itself is one of the 1001 Wines to Drink Before you Die and described as “one of the few cult wines in Spain”. The wine itself in colour was not as dense and dark as I was expecting after a decant though, a substantial deposit was left. Lovely red and black fruited aromatics with dried herbs, violets and ripe berries, although with porty and raisiny notes - cocoa and a touch of tar with granular tannins. Arguably a bit long in the tooth - depends what you are looking for. Bought at a wine shop in Gratallops, the little village in Priorat in June last year, 2022 after a tasting at Clos Mogador, also in the movie. Tasted a while ago Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave this wine 99 points “flirting with perfection “. A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. — 18 days ago