Laurel 2010 (75% grenache, 20% syrah, 5% cabernet sauvignon)
Tight bright juicy currants, very intense fruit, youthful, some sweetness and juiciness as well. Fresh, vibrant expressive, quite complex, some very late earthy notes. Wonderful core of acidity keeping things so fresh, intense and yet structured and balanced. You can’t see any oak or alcohol at all, wonderfully integrated.
Clos Erasmus 2010 (85% grenache, 15% syrah)
Has a certain seriousness to it, very quiet and unassuming, not brash or flashy at all. Shy and not expressive, needs to be decanted and allowed to breath for a few hours. Penetrating insights, darkness, depth and intensity. Piercingly complex. Mellow silky yet very full and dense. So well integrated and delicate, perfect expression of delicate touch, sensitive understanding of the terroir and the expressiveness of the wine. Lovely ruby colour, bright inviting and seductive.
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