2018 Clos Erasmus Laurel
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2018 Clos Erasmus Laurel
  • WA 96
  • JD 95

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Reg: $59.94

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In Stock: 0 btls
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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2020
The second wine here and one that is easier to drink, the 2018 Laurel was produced with fruit from the younger vines, a couple of barrels that are declassified from Clos Erasmus and the Cabernet Sauvignon, more or less...   The second wine here and one that is easier to drink, the 2018 Laurel was produced with fruit from the younger vines, a couple of barrels that are declassified from Clos Erasmus and the Cabernet Sauvignon, more or less 70% Garnacha and 15% each Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. It has good ripeness and still a pH of 3.3. It fermented mostly in oak vats and 2,000-liter concrete vats with indigenous yeasts and matured for 18 months in 20,000-liter oak and concrete vats, second use barriques and some clay amphorae. It's a bright translucent ruby color and has a perfumed and delicate nose with notes of orange peel and flowers; this is the most elegant and ethereal vintage of Laurel as far as I can remember, with red rather than black fruit and a kind of cranberry quality. The palate is medium-bodied, textured and fluid, with subtleness, balance and very fine tannins. The oak is perfectly integrated, and the wine is easy to drink, approachable and very pleasurable right now. It's a fresh vintage with energy and finesse, quite different from previous vintages. I love it. 22,825 bottles and 515 magnums produced. It was bottled in May 2020. - LG  
JD 95
jebdunnuck.com, March 2021
The 2018 Laurel is a softer, more elegant wine compared to the 2017 and has beautiful blue fruits as well as lots of floral and spice nuances. Full-bodied, seamless, and incredibly charming, with silky tannins, it’s...   The 2018 Laurel is a softer, more elegant wine compared to the 2017 and has beautiful blue fruits as well as lots of floral and spice nuances. Full-bodied, seamless, and incredibly charming, with silky tannins, it’s already impossible to resist yet unquestionably has a decade or more of prime drinking ahead of it. The blend of the 2018 is 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Priorat
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML