Red Wine Gran Claustro 2016

Reserva red wine from L'Empordà. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Samsó (Carinyena) 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.: Empordà
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Samsó, Syrah,
ñ 92 92 92

Availability: In stock

Product Description

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 vineyards 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 2016 was aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels. Finally, this Reserva red wine was aged for a further 24 months in the bottle.

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

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Gran Claustro is deep purple with some violet reflections.


This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Samsó opens tight. After some time, it suggests 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.


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 finish with a deeply mineral and earthy aftertaste.

Our personal opinion

A wine that should evolve nicely in the bottle, Gran Claustro 2016 manages to fuse refinement and rusticity in a most interesting way. This wine will be an excellent match for hearty meat recipes.


Gran Claustro 2015:

Enterwine 92.

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 2016
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Peñin Score 92
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
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
2 Reviews
imposing wine
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)
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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