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Gran Cruor 2011

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Gran Cruor 2011

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 16 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 15.5

Score

93
Enterwine Score 93
93
Media rating 93

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€37.50
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Details

The composition of the 2011 vintage of Gran Cruor differs slightly from previous vintages.

This time, this Spanish red wine is made mainly from Syrah, complemented with a tiny amount of Grenache.

Moreover, the wine comes from single estate located at the very heart of Priorat, called La Fredat. Located in the town of Bellmunt del Priorat, the estate is composed of steep slopes with the typical black slate soil of the region.

This crianza red wine is produced by the Casa Gran del Siurana winery, a brand of the Grupo Perelada.

The grapes of Gran Cruor 2011 were first macerated and then fermented in stainless steel tanks. Then it was aged in new French oak barrels for 16 months.

Finally, it was clarified and filtered before its bottling.

Decant this red wine from Priorat a minimum of 2 hours before drinking. Drink over the next 8 years.

 

Additional Information

Appearance

The Gran Cruor wine has a dark cherry colour with a ruby rim.

 

Nose

This red wine from Priorat is deep and intriguing. Aromas of cranberries and blueberries, a note of roasted coffee and nuances of black chocolate and liquorice. On the background, this blend of Grenache & Syrah has a gentle, smooth mineral background intertwined with some vegetal remembrances and hints of Mediterranean herbs.

 

Palate

At 7 years of age, this red wine by Casa Gran de Siurana is round, smooth, palate-coating and superbly balanced. Liquor-infused fruit, creamy nuances of cacao and spices, nice remembrances of flowers and a wonderfully mineral core. A Crianza red wine with a good acidity, mellow tannins and a long, intense finish.

 

Our personal opinion

The sensational Gran Cruor 2011 from Priorat is quite an experience. Take your time to enjoy it.

 

OTHER VINTAGES

Gran Cruor 2010:

70% Syrah, 15% Grenache & 15% Carignan. Aged for 18 months. Enterwine 93. Peñín 93. Parker 92.

Gran Cruor 2008:

90% Syrah & 10% Carignan. Parker 91+. Peñín 92. Enterwine 92.

Year 2011
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Two hours before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides No
Name of Award Bacchus de Oro 2018.
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Syrah 90%, Garnacha Tinta 10%.
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. Priorat cruor review by Spellbound on 1/15/2018
    Value

    Immensely mineral and compellingly dry. A mixture of black stone, bitter chocolate and blue flowers. Priorat is marvelous.

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