Clos Figueres Grenache Blend Priorat 2005
Clos Figueres is the flagship wine from this venture between Christopher Cannanof Europvin and the acclaimed Rene Barbier of Clos Mogador. A blend of oldvines Carignan and Grenache, the 2005 vintage offers concentrated aromas ofblackberry, blackcurrant and seductive spice notes, that lead to lushly fruitypalate with firm but polished tannins. The finish is long with a coffee andmineral overtones. A superb example of Priorat winemaking this wine will agevery gracefully. Try with steak au poivre or jugged hare. (Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)
This is very dark and somewhat herbal. Dark cherry, plum but a large tone of tar, smoke, a hint of mint and clove. Its ok but its not the best I have ever had from this region.
Think dark! Midnight in color with black olive, fennel, plum, black cherry and charcoal bouquet. Others commented on the variety of spices they could pick out such as black pepper and caraway, but I wasn't able to find them as easily. After 30 minutes are so, the flavors perked up showing forest berries, clove and pepper. It was a fun wine, a bit tight and lacking the body I had anticipated, but really a great wine.
External Reviews for Clos Figueres Grenache Blend Priorat
Youthfully inky ruby. Powerfully aromatic, complex bouquet of red berries, cherry pit, anise, black pepper and clove. The deep cherry and cassis flavors are complemented by vanilla, baking spices and candied licorice. This boasts impressive energy, finishing with firm but integrated tannins and excellent sappy persistence.
Deep ruby. Ripe, concentrated aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant, boysenberry, tobacco, fresh rose, iron and sexy oak spices. Deep and lush, with striking sweetness and big but finely buffed tannins framing the sweet dark berry, mocha and floral pastille flavors. Gentle acids provide energy and precision, giving elegance to this powerful, tangy wine. Finishes youthfully taut.
This flavorful effort should drink well through 2020. The 2005 Clos Figueres, a blend of Garnacha, Carinena, Syrah, and Mourvedre, is opaque purple-colored. It delivers a complex and expressive perfume of smoky oak, pencil lead, mineral, spice box, black cherry, blueberry, and black raspberry. This leads to a dense, opulent wine that still manages to retain some elegance. Ripe and sweet, this hedonistic effort should evolve for 3andndash;5 years and drink well through 2025.