Clos Erasmus

Priorat Grenache Blend

9.57 ratings
9.41 pro ratings
Priorat, Catalunya, Spain
Grenache Blend
Top Notes For
Richard Steinberg

At first taste, it was like a tattoo on your palate. One to remember. Would not have guessed Grenache in blind tasting. Definitely came across as a blend. For me, drink now as I found some acidity show up after an hour I the glasss

At first taste, it was like a tattoo on your palate. One to remember. Would not have guessed Grenache in blind tasting. Definitely came across as a blend. For me, drink now as I found some acidity show up after an hour I the glasss

Aug 8th, 2016
Neil Schlecht

Birthday gift for a big one. Thx T

Birthday gift for a big one. Thx T

Nov 10th, 2014
Nick Lobaccaro

This wine, made from a blend of very old vine Grenache and younger vine Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on terraced vineyards, is among the most exciting wines I have tasted. Unfortunately, only 300 cases are produced, all of which is exported to the United States. It is aged in 100% new French oak casks and bottled without fining or filtration. 1994 is considered to be one of Spain's all-time great vintages, so it is not surprising that this wine possesses more potential than the exceptional 1993 and 1992. Try to imagine a hypothetical blend of Petrus, l'Evangile, Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape, and Napa's 1993 Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon. The color is an opaque black/purple. The nose offers up spectacularly rich, pure aromas of blackberries, black-raspberries, minerals, and subtle vanillin from new oak barrels. Extremely rich and dense, with unbelievable levels of concentration and extract, this amazing wine is a strong candidate for a three-digit rating when it develops more maturity in 5-8 years. Since it is a newly created wine, there is no track record established for ageability, but a wine such as this should keep for 20-25 years. This is one of the most exciting young wines anyone could possibly taste. Awesome!

This wine, made from a blend of very old vine Grenache and younger vine Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on terraced vineyards, is among the most exciting wines I have tasted. Unfortunately, only 300 cases are produced, all of which is exported to the United States. It is aged in 100% new French oak casks and bottled without fining or filtration. 1994 is considered to be one of Spain's all-time great vintages, so it is not surprising that this wine possesses more potential than the exceptional 1993 and 1992. Try to imagine a hypothetical blend of Petrus, l'Evangile, Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape, and Napa's 1993 Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon. The color is an opaque black/purple. The nose offers up spectacularly rich, pure aromas of blackberries, black-raspberries, minerals, and subtle vanillin from new oak barrels. Extremely rich and dense, with unbelievable levels of concentration and extract, this amazing wine is a strong candidate for a three-digit rating when it develops more maturity in 5-8 years. Since it is a newly created wine, there is no track record established for ageability, but a wine such as this should keep for 20-25 years. This is one of the most exciting young wines anyone could possibly taste. Awesome!

May 30th, 2014
Bryan Lipa

Bryan had this 5 years ago

Bryan had this 5 years ago

Aug 17th, 2014
Dan Sheinberg

Dan had this 3 years ago

Dan had this 3 years ago

Aug 21st, 2016
Dan Sheinberg

Dan had this 3 years ago

Dan had this 3 years ago

Aug 7th, 2016