Friday, 5 February 2016

Recollections Of Summer - 2001 Gran Claustro, Castillo de Perelada

Granted, the light has started to return to this northern part of the world. Still, the temperature is below zero. I long for the summer. And this bottle reminded me of last summer when we spent some weeks in Spain, in the Empordà region.
The only visit I made was to Castillo de Perelada, which turned to be a great visit. During our stay I tasted some more bottles from the estate and also bought some for bringing home.

2001 Gran Claustro, Casteilo de Perelada
The nose is deep and concentrated with notes of ripe black cherries, plums, moist dark earth, sweet violets, warm spices and expensive worn leather. A lovely warmth to the fruit. Some hints of maturity. This is as good as the 2009 tasted during my visit.
The taste is big and bold with strapping black currant and cherry fruit with additional notes of chocolate truffles, liquorice, warm herbs and undergrowth. The finish is one minute long and has a fine structure for further aging. Really, really good, would love to have more of this. Worked great with a home made truffle salami pizza!
94p   (tasted 2016/02)


  1. Are we talking about real truffle shaving or truffle Oil..??

    1. I only bought the salami, I didn´t make it :-) so I don´t know, but it tasted like the real stuff