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Red Wine Clos Martinet 2017

Crianza red wine from Priorat. Blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 18 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
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Availability: In stock

€56.49
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It is always a privilege to present a new vintage of Clos Martinet. Crafted by Mas Martinet Viticultors, this Spanish red wine is one of the great wines of Priorat. Even more so, it is arguably the one which best embodies the modern rebirth of this exceptional wine region about two and a half decades ago.

One of the pioneers of the Priorat Renaissance, Josep Lluís Pérez was the creator of Clos Martinet, and also the founder of a wine dinasty that today continues with his daughter Sara Pérez.

A blend of Grenache, SyrahCarignan, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot made from organically grown grapes coming from a 7-hectare estate with slate soils located near Falset.

The 2017 vintage benefited from a rainy winter and spring seasons, and a very dry summer. Meticulously harvested, the grapes were brought to the cellar in little boxes and vinified in concrete vats. Afterwards, Clos Martinet 2017 was aged in French oak barrels from Allier-30% 1st year, 40% 2nd year, and 30% 3rd year-for a period of 18 months. Finally, it was aged for a further 2 months in concrete vats.

A world-class wine, this organic red wine will improve considerably in the bottle. Decant at least 2 hours before drinking.

40,000 bottles produced.

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Appearance

The red wine Clos Martinet has a high, clean, opulent cherry-coloured robe with a violet hue at the rim.

Nose

Intoxicating aromas of ripe red and black fruit, along with a prominent minerality, some watery and earthy notes, and hints of luxurious spices such as Jamaica pepper, Ras-el-hanout blend and cardamom. Kaleidoscopic, the nose of this Crianza red wine by Mas Martinet also displays touches of fennel, garrigue, Mediterranean forest, blue flowers and, again, an entrancing, "black" minerality. Simply beautiful.

Palate

Really deep, with the stuff of greatness. Meaty and muscular, but also light and supple. Tense, full of character and grip, and displaying tremendous amounts of fruit, flowers and minerals, all combined with an outstanding freshness. The top-class wood is slowly integrating, the minerality resounds in the mouth and yet, this Priorat red wine is better defined by two words: peasant elegance. A superb wine by Sara Pérez and Josep Lluís Pérez.

Our personal opinion

From the very heart of Priorat, Clos Martinet 2017 is a desert island wine.

OTHER VINTAGES

Clos Martinet 2016:

Enterwine 95. Parker 95.

Clos Martinet 2015:

Enterwine 95. Parker 96.

Clos Martinet 2014:

Enterwine 95. Parker 94.  Peñín 94.

Clos Martinet 2013:

Parker 95. Enterwine 95.

Clos Martinet 2012:

Parker 95.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Two hours before serving
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta, Syrah, Cariñena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Cold meats, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Goat cheese, Mushrooms, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
3 Reviews
Monumental wine
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One of the most refined, if not THE most refined Priorat out there. Magnificent
Review by (Posted on 6 March 2019)
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Fabulously complex. The nose is spine-tingling. The palate, to die for.
Review by (Posted on 5 June 2018)
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One of the big stars of the new Priorat, and justifiably so. This is a world-class wine, with the precision of a Californian wine, the elegance of a Bordeaux and the depth of a... Priorat.
Review by (Posted on 21 September 2017)
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