Red Wine Clos Martinet 2018
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It is always a privilege to present the 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 the founder of a wine dinasty that today continues with his daughter, the amazingly talented Sara Pérez.
Meticulously harvested, the grapes were brought to the cellar in little boxes and vinified in concrete vats. Afterwards, Clos Martinet 2018 was aged, first in concrete diposits, and then in big oak vats and French oak barrels from Allier. Finally, it was further aged in glass demijohns and clay vessels.
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.
The red wine Clos Martinet is opulent, clean cherry with a violet hue at the rim.
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 blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot also displays touches of fennel, garrigue, Mediterranean forest, blue flowers and, again, a dazzling "black" minerality. Simply beautiful.
This wine from Mas Martinet is taut, bold and crisp. It carries loads of fruit, with hints of 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: rustic elegance.
|Our personal opinion||
From the very heart of Priorat, Clos Martinet 2018 is a desert island wine.
Clos Martinet 2017:
Enterwine 94. Parker 95. Guía Peñín 94.
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:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Two hours before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in distinct containers|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta 55%, Syrah 25%, Cariñena 17%, Merlot 2%, Cabernet Sauvignon 1%.|
|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|