Clos de l'Obac : Vintages 1990 to 2001 : a divine pleasure for palates
CLOS DE L’OBAC – Vintages 1990 to 2001 : a divine pleasure for palates.
In 1979 Carles Pastrana and Mariona Jarque recovered the family winemaking tradition and started off on a long adventure aimed to rescue the old Carthusian wines in the heart of the lands that were once under the dominion of the priors of Scala Dei, a monastery located in the Catalan region of El Priorat. Carles and Mariona created the properties of Clos de l’Obac and Miserere, replanting vines along the banks of the river Siurana in the southern pre-coastal area of Catalonia, and established the Clos de l’Obac Winery.
Clos de l’Obac is a wine of extraordinary power, structure and complexity. These characteristics are the result of the diversity of orientations and altitudes of seven vineyards (of a total of eight), which are located around the town of Gratallops and planted with vines of the grenache (35%), Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), syrah (10%), merlot (10%) and cariñena varieties (10%). In this way, while the old cariñena and grenache vines (planted over 50 years ago) give this wine its unmistakable Priorat character, the other varieties assure its unique personality based on a balance of strength and finesse.
It is this particular structure that makes Clos de l'Obac so special. Tasting this vintage is always a pleasure for wine lovers as you and me. This is the reason why today I present you, not one, but twelve vintage presentation, from 1990 to 2001 !
Obviously, you can find all theses fantastic bottles on our website. And because we want to allow you to Enjoy Wine easily, we have brought together these 12 legendary bottles in a single box !
Vintage presentation :
Color covered, red cherry with velvety tones. Nose, velvety, wild berries, soft touch of leather. Round tannin, without edges. Very elegant.
Dark scarlet color with velvety trim. Fruity aroma, mixture of ripe fruits with mineral touch, with coffee finish. Slightly tannic mouthfeel.
Bigarreau cherry color. Shiny, mahogany tojo. Scented aroma of black cherries. Leather, spices and mineral. In the mouth balanced and light with a broad finish. Very complex.
Dark purple color Aroma of wild cherries and raspberries. Toasted wood Balanced acidity and very delicate tannins. Opulent.
Intense ruby color with purple highlights. On blackberries and raspberries nose.
Mineral touches and new wood. Cleansed. Hit the mouth with ripe fruits along with powerful and elegant tannins. Complex and balanced.
Cherry color. Ruby red with purple trim. Tasty mouthfeel.
Powerful tannins with a good structure and fruit weight. A long and persistent end.
Bigarreau cherry color. Velvety and deep. Ripe fruits with balsamic notes and a good balance between wood and fruitiness. Good structure. It sounds though solid. Elegant and persistent tannins.
Crimson color. Sparkly. Extremely clean On the nose aromas of wild red fruits. In the mouth, persistent and slightly tannic.
Fine notes of licorice with a soft dry finish. Very elegant.
Opaque with velvety trim. Sparkly. Impeccable. Complex nose with a light touch of chocolate and nuts. I remember the carob.
Reminiscence to fine chocolate. Balanced wood, intense mouth.
Powerful. Balanced, long and persistent.
Dark cherry color. Impeccable. Sparkly. Nose of red and black wild berries. Fine wood notes. Balanced. Fleshy. Complex.
Memories of black licorice. Long, powerful and deep
Opaque. Sparkly. Aromas of red fruits and ripe berries. Very elegant.
In the mouth, long, complex and mineral fleshy. Persistent. A great balance between mouth and nose.
Dark red. Velvety edging. Sparkly. On the nose ripe black berries. velvety tones and a touch of fine and noble wood. Dense mouthfeel, very complex. Maintains a strong tannic structure with exotic fruit tones.
Theses vintages are really a success and I hope you will have chance to taste at least one of them.
Thank you for reading,
Team Enjoy Wine