*8R* 2017 Clos Erasmus Priorat (Catalonia, SP)

Weight: 8R

Varietal: 75% Grenache   25% Syrah

Region: Priorat, Catalonia, Spain

98 Points, The Wine Advocate

"The just-bottled 2017 Clos Erasmus is a blend of Garnacha with 25% Syrah that fermented with indigenous yeasts in oak vats and matured in 228-liter oak barrels (40% new). It feels very aromatic, expressive and open, floral and elegant and surprisingly fresh for the conditions of the year. It's still young and undeveloped, with the puppy fat still to be rendered, and right now, it comes through as juicy and elegant, with very good freshness and super fine tannins. It's very aromatic and floral, really impressive for 2017. It seems like the year was much better in the Mediterranean part of Spain than in the rest of the country. 3,000 bottles produced." - Luis Gutierrez