This wine needs two hours of air before it begins to show well. At two hours, the nose displays aromas of tobacco, rum, liqueur, tar, ash and creamy vanilla cappuccino. The palate is fully structured with strong tannins, providing a large stage for an evolving, complex wine. Cherry brandy appears intermittently, along with a mixture of berries, including blackberry and blueberry, intermingling with tart sorghum, red delicious apple skin, and vanilla tapioca. Peaks at three hours. At four hours, complexity begins to diminish and dominant flavor becomes oaken ashes in a rock-circled ground fire. Also becomes increasingly tart as it winds down.
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.
Intriguing floral nose with geraniums (first time for that descriptor), eucalyptus, raspberry, rose and a little of my grandmother's attic. Medium acidity with pronounced but fine tannins and good structure. The wine reminds me of an orchestra with the nose being the flute slowly drawing you in, enticing you when WHOOSH, your hit with an army of deep resounding drums on the palate. Think of a dozen or so layers of rich dark fruit and spice with the occasional hit of mint and pink roses.
Deep reddish purple in the glass with a nose that shows dusty earth, anise, tar and mineral ladden dark fruit. Deep and powerful with huge tannins thick and dense. The palate is awash with blackfruit, anise, chocolate, minerals, tar, cherries...earth....and more. Really the finish is close to a minute. Great wine, 4.5/5 [NR]
External Reviews for Clos Figueres Grenache Blend Priorat
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.
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.
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.
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 3ndash;5 years and drink well through 2025.