69/365 – Catalonia – DOQ Priorat – Priorat – Clos Figueras – Clos Figueres 2004
…., spring is everywhere, love is in the air! Short one today. Have a wine tasting to get ready for tonight and kind of in a hurry! Won’t be any Catalan wines, as it is a tasting of 4 wines from other amazing wine making areas of the world. Tuscany, Douro, Central Coast and Mendoza will be represented!
Sorry, but you’ll have to be there to know which wines they are, and what they taste. Only Catalonia is covered on this blog. But, anyhow, I hope you enjoy the pictures of Priorat in bloom and my tasting notes of one of my absolute favorites from the area!
Clos Figueres 2004, (Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cariñena, Garnacha, Mourvedre and Monastrell)
Decanted this wine for 1.5 hours. Another hour or two would have been better. Very promising!
Cherry red, purple edges, thin tears. Intense nose of ripe black fruit, fine tannins and marked by spice (black pepper), and light balsamic sensations. Rubbers tires,cocoa, floral notes of vanilla and dense mineral finish. The mouth has a strong entry, quite expressive, pleasant acidity but tannins are too marked. Toffee and licorice, mineral aftertaste. Persistent. A wine that will develop well in the bottle, it has yet to be integrated in the bottle. Could easily have waited another 3-5 years!
311 to go!