Clos Figueres Priorat 2004

Red Wine from Priorat, Spain

Price: $79.99
Item No. 94659
  • RP93
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2001
  • RP96

Winemaker's Notes

Christopher Cannan purchased Clos Figueres in 1997 on the advice of René Barbier of Clos Mogador. The vineyards cover some 10 hectares. There are about 2500 old Carignan and Grenache vines planted more than 20 years ago for the Clos Figueres label.

The location is just to the north of Gratallops on terraced slopes of pure schist, the soil responsible for the finest wines of Priorat. From these high terraces, the views are wonderful...in one direction the famous Ermita vineyard and the craggy Montsant mountain range behind it; in the other a long-distance vista featuring the Ebro Valley and more mountains beyond.

"The 2004 Clos Figueres, from the vineyard's older vines, is a knockout starting with its saturated purple color, intense nose of vanilla, spice box, blackberries and blueberry liqueur, and layered, concentrated flavors. Full-bodied, with ripe tannins and a very long finish, this showy effort should evolve splendidly for 5-7 years and drink well for 10-15 years thereafter."
-Wine Advocate

"Deep ruby. Ripe, concentrated aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant, boysenberry, tobacco, fresh rose, iron and sexy oak spices. Deep and lush, with striking sweetness and big but finely buffed tannins framing the sweet dark berry, mocha and floral pastille flavors. Gentle acids provide energy and precision, giving elegance to this powerful, tangy wine. Finishes youthfully taut."
-International Wine Cellar

Learn About Clos Figueres

Christopher Cannan purchased Clos Figueres in 1997 on the advice of Rene Barbier of Clos Mogador. The vineyards cover some 10 hectares. There are about 2500 old Carignan and Grenache vines planted more than 20 years ago for the Clos Figueres label. The remainder, about 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, some Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvedre were planted in 1998 and are used for the...

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Learn About Priorat

(pree-ohr-aht) The Catalans call it Priorat, most others in Spain say Priorato - however you choose to pronounce it, it's easy to see it has been an up-and-coming region for Spain, sparking envy among collectors. The region has become something of a cult wine producer, creating wines that cost up to 5 times that of a quality Rioja. The region has a special soil, called...

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Learn About Other Red Wine

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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