Great, heavy and aging red wines
RP 95 / 100 von Robert Parker
As of now, longer storage however worthwhile.
6 -12 years, best vintages even longer.
To be served at room temperature to a maximum of 17 to 19 °C. Young wines benefit from decanting.
Refined meat and game dishes, feathered game, roast meat of any kind, well spiced Lamm and mature cheese.
The nose is a mix of wet slate, spices and earth combined with red and black fruit in the background. 2012 seems like a great vintage for Clos Martinet; there is great depth and very good complexity all in harmony. Earthy and serious, this is a Priorat with great balance that will develop in bottle. 8,700 bottles were produced.
The flagship, multi-grape blend 2012 Clos Martinet is mostly Garnacha with Syrah, Cariñena (the Cariñena yielded very little in 2011 and 2012) and a little Cabernet and Merlot. The Mas Martinet vineyard is at 200-225 meters altitude on a very sheltered, quite warm site where they have no problems with winds, hail or frost.