Red Wine Gran Claustro 2015

Reserva red wine from L'Empordà. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Samsó (Carinyena) aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

Reserva. 18 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Empordà
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Samsó, Syrah,
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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, Syrah and Samsó (Carignan), 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 2015 was aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels. Finally, it was aged for a further 24 months in the bottle.

Decant this reserva red wine from L'Empordà at least 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

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

Nose

This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Samsó 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 suggests some notions of Mediterranean garrigue, mineral and dry earth.

Palate

Bold and luscious, this red wine from Castillo de Perelada 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. First-class acidity, ripe tannins and very long, toasted finish.

Our personal opinion

A wine with a long life ahead, Gran Claustro 2015 manages to fuse refinement and rusticity in a most interesting way. It is the perfect match for hearty dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Gran Claustro 2014:

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Samsó and Grenache. Enterwine 92. Guía Peñín 94.

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 2015
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
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 18
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Syrah 40%, Samsó 10%.
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
Reviews
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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