Red Wine Clos Dominic Vinyes Baixes 2017

Red wine from Priorat. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Carignan & Picapoll Negre aged for 16 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 16 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 16º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Wineries: Clos Dominic
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Availability: In stock

€20.50
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This seductive Spanish red wine from Priorat is mainly made from two international varieties, namely Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, coming from over 25-year-old grapevines. The blend is completed with small amounts of old-vines Grenache, Carignan, and Picapoll Negre.

Produced by Clos Dominic, Clos Dominic Vinyes Baixes is made from estate-owned vineyards, all of them planted in decomposed slate, llicorella soils in Finca La Tena, a scenic natural amphitheatre close to the town of Porrera.

Harvested by hand and traditionally vinified, this red wine from Priorat was aged for 16 months in French oak barrels.

Prior to its bottling, the wine was delicately filtered, and then aged for a further months in the cellar before its release.

We suggest that you decant Clos Dominic Vinyes Baixes 2017 for at least 1 hour, so the wine can begin to unfold.

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Appearance

The red wine Clos Dominic Vinyes Baixes has a medium-high, cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.

Nose

This crianza red wine from Priorat is quite impressive on the nose. Enticing aromas of wild berries, gently wrapped by notions of toast, Jamaican pepper, vanilla, balsam, menthol and aniseed. Later, we perceive notes of tobacco, toffee and, all along the way, some deep mineral undertones.

Palate

Smoother than one might think, Vinyes Baixes by Clos Dominic also has a very solid skeleton and ripe, yummy tannins. Fruit is of great quality, and the notions of spices, balsam and underbush add complexity to the wine. Great acidity and long, mineral finish.

Our personal opinion

A sensational, reasonably priced Priorat, Clos Dominic Vinyes Baixes 2017 delivers immense pleasure.

OTHER VINTAGES

Clos Dominic Vinyes Baixes 2016:

Enterwine 93.

Clos Dominic Vinyes Baixes 2015:

Enterwine 93.

Clos Dominic Vinyes Baixes 2014:

Enterwine 92.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha Tinta, Cariñena, Picapoll Negro.
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Duck, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Barbecue, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
2 Reviews
dominic
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An outstanding red wine.
Review by (Posted on 29 January 2018)
Priorat red
Value
Traditional-style Priorat, full of character and very intense. You can almost lick the stones here. Very nice.
Review by (Posted on 15 November 2017)
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