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Mas Martinet - Clos Martinet 2014

Information

  • Country: Spain
  • Wine Region: Priorat
  • Wine Maker: Sara Perez
  • Grape: Grenache Blend
  • Grape Percentage: 50% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 25% Carignan and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.9%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2022
Food Matching

Food Matching

According to Malcolm Gluck and Mark Hix in their book The Simple Art of Marrying Food and Wine, a great match for this is venison escalope with chestnuts and chanterelles. Master Sommelier Vincent Gasnier goes for “full-on” food such as spit-roasted boar or lamb roasted with rosemary and garlic.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 94 (2011) VS: 93 (2010) JR: 17.5+ (2011) WS: 91 (2011)

Wine tasting notes

Clos Martinet is one of the best Priorat red wines, reflecting the slate soils typical of this D.O A blend of Grenache and Carignan, with a little Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah, from the original Martinet vineyard, it takes a little coaxing before the very precise aromatic notes of pepper, slate and spice evolve into wild strawberry, white flower and blueberry. There is excellent detail on the palate too, with dark chocolate, salt, orange peel and wild strawberry, seriously fine tannins, fresh acids and a massively long finish.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2011)94 pts

June 2015. Reviewer :Luis Gutierrez - The 2011 Clos Martinet is around 65% Garnacha with Syrah and Cariñena, plus a little bit of Cabernet and Merlot. The Martinet vineyard is the first vineyard to be harvested form the Pérez family, and in 2011 it shows ripe aromas of black fruit, earth and spice on a medium to full-bodied palate endowed with abundant, dusty tannins and very good balance. The wine is partly aged in cement vats, though the élevage starts in spring in oak foudres, barriques and clay amphorae before the wine is moved to glass demijohns then finally blended and kept in cement before bottling. 9,250 bottles produced.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2010)93 pts

Opaque violet. Pungent, mineral-laced dark berry and violet aromas, with notes of licorice, black tea and allspice adding complexity. Stains the palate with intense black and blue fruit flavors, which put on weight and become spicier with air. Concentrated yet lithe Priorat wine with outstanding finishing clarity and supple tannins that fold smoothly into the densely packed berry fruit. -- Josh Raynolds

JancisRobinson.com (2011)17.5+ pts

Tasted June 2015 - Another dry vintage. More powerful than the 2012 thanks to the vintage. Smells sweeter and more cherry fruited than the 2012. Peppery and lightly smoky. Opens up with air to a fine fragrance. On the palate you have again that dry, more sober quality, grounding the wine in its rocky terroir. Dry finesse to the long finish. (JH)

Wine Spectator (2011)91 pts

Oct 2015 - Black cherry, cassis and kirsch flavors show good intensity in this firm red. Licorice, smoke and garrigue notes add interest. Firm tannins turn a bit chewy on the balsamic finish

Vinification Notes

After the grapes are destemmed by hand, they ferment with the Grenache stems in wooden or cement vats, being stirred every 2 or 3 days. The wine then ages for 22 months in wooden vats and new 300 litre barrels.