Clos Erasmus (stained label) 2003

Red Wine from Priorat, Spain

Item No. 130712
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP99
  • ST94
  • WS92
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Critical Acclaim

"The 2003 Clos Erasmus is a candidate for wine of the vintage in Spain. Made from 85% Garnacha and 15% Syrah, the wine is aged for 18 months in new French oak. Deep purple, the wine releases an ethereal nose of smoke, crushed stone, pencil lead, cassis, kirsch, black cherry and wild blueberry. On the palate the wine is liquid minerality, opulent, rich, yet focused and well-delineated. The finish lasts for over one minute. "
99 Points

"Ruby-red. Sexy aromas of black cherry, raspberry, licorice and flowers. Dense, rich and vinous, combining an almost liqueur-like sweetness of currant and raspberry fruit with terrific underlying structure. An outstanding 2003 Priorat wine with compelling texture and depth of flavor and palate-staining length. For the first time, this wine was vinified in a new open-top Taransaud fermenter. "
94 Points

"A powerful red with mouthcoating texture, muscular tannins and ripe, spicy, heady flavors. Raisin, black cherry, licorice and coffee notes mingle and linger on the finish. Port-like in its structure."
92 Points

Learn About Clos Erasmus

Women I Love by Robert Parker, Food & Wine Magazine, March 1998: A female vineyard owner in Spain is even rarer than one in France. As the proprietor of Clos Erasmus, a microscopic vineyard in northeastern Spain, the remarkable Daphne Glorian (who recently married American importer Eric Solomon of European Cellars), produces several hundred cases a year of an extraordinarily rich...

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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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