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Red Wine Clos Martinet 2018

Crianza red wine from Priorat. Blend of 5 varieties aged for 18 months in different containers.
Crianza. 18 Months in distinct containers
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
P 96 94 95

Availability: In stock

€56.40
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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.

A blend of Grenache, SyrahCarignan, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the grapes were sourced from 7 hectares of organically grown vineyards with slate soils located near Falset.

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.

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Appearance

The red wine Clos Martinet is opulent, clean cherry 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 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.

Palate

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.

OTHER VINTAGES

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:

Parker 95.

Year 2018
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 distinct containers
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Parker's Score 96
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 95
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
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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