2016 Clos Figueras

62.95 52.02
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Catalunya
Appellation Priorat (Appellation)
Winery Clos Figueras
Year 2016
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Carignan Garnacha Mourvedre Syrah-Shiraz
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2030
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Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cabernet Sauvignon. The average age of the sticks is between 30 and 60 years. Upon entering the Bodega, the best grapes are sorted. The vinification takes place (separately) in large new oak barrels, after which the wine matures for 13 months in new and one-year-old barriques of 225 and 300 liters each. The wine then matures in the bottle for another 16 to 20 months. The Clos Figueres has a deep purple-red color. A complex nose of cedar wood, minerals, spices, such as lavender, and black fruit. The taste is compact with sweet ripe fruit. This TOP-Priorat releases all scents and flavors when it is decanted

The Domaine was purchased in 1997 by Christopher Cannan and his wife Charlotte, partly inspired by the famous Rene Barbier (Clos Mogador). The estate is located in the heart of the Priorat, in the village of Gratallops. The soil consists of slate (or licorella), which is the secret behind the beautiful minerality in the wine. All vineyards are planted on ancient terraces that are difficult to reach. Today, Christopher is advised by Alain Graillot (famous from the Rhône Valley) resulting in wines with finesse and elegance. The mountainous Priorat has its own microclimate. Summers are long and very hot. In winter the mercury can drop to zero degrees. Production in the area is scarce and so there is indeed a niche market for Priorato wines, especially the new wines from Gratallops.

92/100 Parker-93/100 Suckling

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Catalunya
Appellation Priorat (Appellation)
Winery Clos Figueras
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Garnacha, Mourvedre, Syrah-Shiraz
Biological Yes
Vegan No
Year 2016
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 92
James Suckling rating 93
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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