Red Wine Gran Claustro 2014

Reserve red wine from L'Empordà made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Samsó and Grenache aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

Reserva. 19 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Empordà
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Red, Syrah,
ñ 94 92 93

Availability: In stock

€29.00
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This is the new vintage of one of Gran Claustro, one of Catalonia's classiest red wines

Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Samsó (Carignan) and Grenache, the grapes come from several estates located in the rugged, windswept region of northern Empordà, an exceptional terroir located near the Catalan-French border.

Produced by Castillo de Perelada, the grapes were meticulously harvested and selected. Then this Spanish red wine was fermented and macerated in stainless steel tanks.

After that, Gran Claustro 2014 was aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels.

Finally, this red wine from L'Empordà was aged for a further 24 months in the bottle.

Decant 1 hour before drinking. Drink until 2028.

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Appearance

The red wine Gran Claustro has a bright, clean, high cherry-coloured robe with some purple glints.

Nose

This deep reserve red wine opens tight, but as it breathes it displays some smokey and toasted nuances, aromas of ripe red and black fruit, a panoply of Eastern spices, and some hints of chocolate, fine leather and flowers. The background of this wine by Castillo de Perelada suggests some notions of Mediterranean garrigue, mineral and dry earth.

Palate

Bold and luscious, this red wine from L'Empordà conveys some expressive notes of jammy red and black fruit, alongside touches of liquorice, bitter chocolate, flowers and notes of cedar, cinnamon, vanilla and clove. Gran Claustro is sinewy, with a first-class acidity, ripe tannins and an extremely long, toasted finish.

Our personal opinion

A wine with a long life ahead, Gran Claustro 2014 manages to fuse refinement and rusticity in a most interesting way. It is the perfect match for hearty dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Gran Claustro 2013:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Samsó & Syrah. Enterwine 92. Peñín 93.

Gran Claustro 2012:

Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), Syrah (15%) and Samsó (10%). Aged for 19 months in new oak Barrels. Enterwine 94.

Gran Claustro 2010:

Blend of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 19% Ull de Llebre, 13% Syrah and 9% Grenache.

Peñín 93. Guía de Vins de Catalunya 2016-9,42/10 (blind tasting).

Gran Claustro 2009:

Parker 91. Peñín 92 ("Excellent wine"). Proensa Guide 95.

Year 2014
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 19
Peñin Score 94
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Samsó 44%, Garnacha Tinta 6%.
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Duck, Game animals, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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2 Reviews
imposing wine
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This is an imposing wine of great classicism and flawless craftmanship. The Emporda terroir adds a further layer of complexity in the form of an earthy-mineral element.
Review by (Posted on 20 March 2019)
claustro
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I've drunk each and every vintage of this wine for the last ten years or so. It simply goes from strength to strength.
Review by (Posted on 30 January 2018)
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