Clos Erasmus

Laurel Priorat Garnacha Blend

9.3239 ratings
9.246 pro ratings
Priorat, Catalunya, Spain
Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Paella
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

Gorgeous. Resolved, long, packed with luscious fruit character supported by sweet oak, minerals, earth, flowers and spices. Roasted black plum, crushed black currants, berry confiture, sandalwood, allspice, cardamom, bay leaf, spruce, cigar wrapper, menthol, pulverized rock, cigar ash, truffle, lilacs, dry aged meat. Can really pick out the Cabernet component, which I’m usually against but I believe the time in bottle brought harmony to it. The dimension it brings suits the wine well. Great example of alluring DMS with its earthy/truffle notes.

Gorgeous. Resolved, long, packed with luscious fruit character supported by sweet oak, minerals, earth, flowers and spices. Roasted black plum, crushed black currants, berry confiture, sandalwood, allspice, cardamom, bay leaf, spruce, cigar wrapper, menthol, pulverized rock, cigar ash, truffle, lilacs, dry aged meat. Can really pick out the Cabernet component, which I’m usually against but I believe the time in bottle brought harmony to it. The dimension it brings suits the wine well. Great example of alluring DMS with its earthy/truffle notes.

Feb 8th, 2020
Matt Lasater

Substantial texture and weigh albeit very tight and wound up. Dark, meaty, filled with spices, tobacco, tar, and mixed black fruits. There’s a considerable amount of brett but it integrates into the wines richness and earthy minerality. Struck by the length of tannin perception and mineral core that envelopes the wine across the palate. Definitely a more masculine expression than LBT.

Substantial texture and weigh albeit very tight and wound up. Dark, meaty, filled with spices, tobacco, tar, and mixed black fruits. There’s a considerable amount of brett but it integrates into the wines richness and earthy minerality. Struck by the length of tannin perception and mineral core that envelopes the wine across the palate. Definitely a more masculine expression than LBT.

Oct 19th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Great perfumes, red and purple flowers on the nose. Mid fruits and beautiful elegance on the palate. Tasted at Clos Erasmus with Daphne.

Great perfumes, red and purple flowers on the nose. Mid fruits and beautiful elegance on the palate. Tasted at Clos Erasmus with Daphne.

2 people found it helpfulMay 19th, 2015
Saida Santana Margalef

Delicious!

Jun 3rd, 2017
Isaac Pirolo

By the end of night one the cerebral roller coaster ride left me bewildered. Despite being guilty of infanticide, the wine was not necessarily closed for business. Rather, it was like tasting four or five different wines over a few hours. A darker than usual kirsch provides a canvas for the swirling plethora of flowers, herbs, meat, and earth, with a distinctly saline minerality (which might be the only constant here). By night two it reached its destination of charmingly pleasurable and no longer required as much thought, thankfully.

By the end of night one the cerebral roller coaster ride left me bewildered. Despite being guilty of infanticide, the wine was not necessarily closed for business. Rather, it was like tasting four or five different wines over a few hours. A darker than usual kirsch provides a canvas for the swirling plethora of flowers, herbs, meat, and earth, with a distinctly saline minerality (which might be the only constant here). By night two it reached its destination of charmingly pleasurable and no longer required as much thought, thankfully.

Mar 11th, 2017
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.1

More plush black fruit, velvet and herbs than the almost harshly red-fruited '14. Delicious

More plush black fruit, velvet and herbs than the almost harshly red-fruited '14. Delicious

Dec 10th, 2016
Matt Lasater

I liked this a lot. Dense black and blue fruits, stewed and slightly candied in some ways, deep violet tones, some smoke and piney aromas, powdered sugar, crumbly rocks. Wanted more time to breath. For how big (15%abv) this really carries some finesse to it. I found the tannins to be tame and layered giving texture and definition to all the fruit.

I liked this a lot. Dense black and blue fruits, stewed and slightly candied in some ways, deep violet tones, some smoke and piney aromas, powdered sugar, crumbly rocks. Wanted more time to breath. For how big (15%abv) this really carries some finesse to it. I found the tannins to be tame and layered giving texture and definition to all the fruit.

Nov 17th, 2016
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.1

Still hefty but much more approachable (at this point) than the flagship. Powerful dark fruits, ripe and structured, elegant and mineraled

Still hefty but much more approachable (at this point) than the flagship. Powerful dark fruits, ripe and structured, elegant and mineraled

May 19th, 2016
Joe Paradise

Nose feels like its right on the edge. Cedar, tobacco, vanilla. Fruit leather, stewed prune dried flowers and strawberry. Fully developed.kinda comes together on the palate though. Still has richness and acidity keeps the finish fresh. The muskiness of it is a bit suspect at first, but once you settle in this will take you on a wild ride!

Nose feels like its right on the edge. Cedar, tobacco, vanilla. Fruit leather, stewed prune dried flowers and strawberry. Fully developed.kinda comes together on the palate though. Still has richness and acidity keeps the finish fresh. The muskiness of it is a bit suspect at first, but once you settle in this will take you on a wild ride!

Apr 22nd, 2016
Rachel Gendreau

Cedar chips, smoke, raisinated blue and black fruit

Cedar chips, smoke, raisinated blue and black fruit

Feb 24th, 2016