95+ Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
"The 2019 Laurel is quite closed and shows serious and shy. It’s made with all the grapes that are not used for Clos Erasmus—young vines, the remaining Cabernet Sauvignon (no more than 5%), mostly Garnacha and some 15% Syrah. The wine matured mostly in 2,000-liter oak vats, concrete and some barrels (she’s abandoning the tinaja). It’s 15% alcohol but has very good freshness. The wine is round and powerful but very harmonious and with good freshness. It’s medium to full-bodied and nicely textured, with abundant, glossy tannins and fantastic balance. This is both powerful and elegant. It slowly opens up in the glass to ripe berries, spice and herbs and a touch of smoke. 18,700 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2021. (Luis Gutiérrez 30th Sep 2022)" (95+ pts.)
Vinous Reverie Notes
75% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The wine has matured for 21 months in Clos Erasmus barriques. A very fruity, complex Priorat wine with a delicious minerality.
The 2019 Laurel by Clos I Terrasses shows in the glass an intense dark red color. In the nose delicate aromas of dark berries, sweet spices, licorice and coffee.
In the mouth full of soft tannins, great mouthfeel with medium acidity and aromas of plums, red berries and spices. Long lingering finish.
Pairs perfectly with:
Red meat, game, boeuf bourguignon, pâté, jamón and hard cheeses.