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Killer Priorat from Clos Figueras

For staging purposes, all of my empty bottles from recently tasted wines were stored in the closet of our basement wine room.  So I must admit I drank this lovely bottle of 2013 Clos Figueras, Serras del Priorat, Priorat a couple of weeks ago.  This winery is another joint project between Christopher Cannan and Rene Barbier.  Rene Barbier traditionally handled both the vineyard management as well as the vinification of the wines.  Six years ago Alain Graillot, whose Crozes-Hermitage wines I have featured in the past, began to consult on the winemaking.  The result is a beautiful wine that blends fruit, earth, control, acidity, and tannins in an engaging manner.  The wine is spot-on right now but should improve through the fall.  Back up the truck.  This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.


2013 Clos Figueras, Serras del Priorat, Priorat – $27
Imported by Europvin.  Based on the back label, this wine is a blend of 51% Grenache, 31% Carignan, 12% Syrah, and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon that was fermented in large vats then aged for eight months in large French oak casks.  Alcohol 14.5%.  There was a ripe, blue start with earthy notes, weighty flavors, and good control.  The middle brought a citric aspect.  With air, the flavors showed a savory touch, notes of polished wood, and lovely young fruit tannins.  ***(*) Now-2018.


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