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Laurel 2018

Laurel

2018
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Daphne Glorian was one of the five pioneers and instigators of the rediscovery and revival of the Pr...

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£38.70

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Laurel 2018

Producer

Alcohol content i

15.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

Daphne Glorian was one of the five pioneers and instigators of the rediscovery and revival of the Priorat, in those bygone years of the 1980s. She is better known in the United States than in Spain; and there she exports the best part of the scant production of Clos Erasmus and Laurel, her only two wines. Not without good reason; her husband, Eric Salomon, is one of the main USA importers, and so it should come as no surprise that the back labels of both wines appear in English and bear the stamp of European Cellars.

Clos Erasmus was one of the first Spanish wines to obtain 100 Parker points, in two consecutive years, 2004 and 2005, an exceptionally rich and complex wine, with boundless fruit and profound minerality. Laurel is her second wine, made using the wine from barrels not accepted for the winery’s crown jewel, along with some batches from younger vines. Despite the fact that the price of Laurel is four times less than that of Clos Erasmus, Daphne Glorian shows them both the same interest and passion.

One of the most finely crafted and succulent Priorat wines in its price range that you can come across today. Mature, fruit-forward and mysterious; delightfully classic yet paradoxically not widely known.

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

4.6/5
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by: Johpe (9 Mar) - Vintage 2018

Great stuff

One of my favourite spanish reds. This is amazing! Wonderful chewy full bodied with aromas of blackberry, dark fruits and oak.

by: Miguel (18 May) - Vintage 2018

No entiendo cómo este vino puede tener 96 puntos?

El vino esta bien, pero considero que ha recibido 96 puntos de Luís Gutierrez porque esta elaborado por Daphne Glorian de Clos Erasmus y porque a Gutierrez le apasiona la Garnacha. Es curioso como este vino tiene alrededor de un 15% de Cabernet y otro 15% de Syrah y en este caso le parece bien y da un 96, pero si otra bodega utilizara esas variedades de uva en esos porcentajes, estoy seguro que él haría un comentario negativo del uso de variedades 'foráneas'. Este vino tiene una acidez medio-alto de la Garnacha y la Cabernet descompensada y tiene un tanino rústico. Caro para lo que es.

by: Lindi (26/11/2020) - Vintage 2018

Sehr gut

Der Laurel ist eine Klasse für sich. Sehr zu empfehlen

by: David Hita (26/11/2020) - Vintage 2018

Piorat en su maxima expresion

aunque sea el vino "pequeño" de la bodega, es un autentico cañonazo. La fruta te rodea y lo suntuoso del vino te empuja a seguir bebiendo..

by: Chris (24/06/2020) - Vintage 2017

Big, round, harmonious

Laurel is a wine of consistently high quality, and the 2017 vintage is no exception. It is a big, quite ripe wine, very well balanced and harmonious. It is approachable now, but will benefit from a couple more years in the cellar and will last for quite a few years after that. For the quality on offer, it is also very good value.

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The secret behind Daphne Glorian’s ability to offer one of the most internationally renowned wines is due not only to her discovery of Priorat’s potential at the right time, but also to her knowledge of how to take proper care of the vineyards and the grapes, and being very particular when it comes to maturing wine in the bodega.

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