Produced by Casa Gran del Siurana, Cruor is a Spanish red wine made in the DOQ Priorat from vines grown in the characteristic slate soils of the region. Casa Gran del Siurana, incidentally, is a branch of Grupo Perelada.
Separately harvested according to the variety, this Priorat red wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks. After that, the wine was blended and aged for 15 months in half new and half 2nd year French oak barrels.
Drink Cruor 2015 from now until 2024.
Decant this Crianza red wine 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Cruor has a medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a crimson rim.
This intense red wine by Casa Gran del Siurana combines in an harmonious way aromas of ripe black fruit, cocoa and spices with suggestions of liquorice, tobacco and flowers, displayed over a toasted and mineral background.
Juicy, deep and intense, this red wine from Priorat exhibits some resounding mineral notes, remembrances of mulberries and blackcurrants, and suggestions of sweet spices, smoke and underbrush. Very good acidity, with a smooth texture and a long, earthy finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Complex and finely-crafted, Priorat Cruor 2015 is an unimpeachable Priorat.
Grenache (46%), Samsó (31%) and Syrah (23%). Enterwine 92. Peñín 90.
Blend of 40% Grenache, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah & 10% Samsó. Parker 90. Enterwine 91.
Peñín 92. El País Wine Yearbook 91. Gold Medal-Vyno Zumalas Contest Lithuania.
Cruor 2008:Parker 91. Peñín 90.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||15|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Samsó 60%, Garnacha 20%, Syrah 20%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Stews, Vegetables, Vegitables sauces|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
Excellent wine for those who love sturdy reds. Acidity is sensational.
I've certainly enjoyed this Priorat. Nice and concentrated, with good freshness and polished tannins.