The 2001 J.M. Fuentes Gran Clos is a wine that commands attention from the moment it graces the glass with its cherry red hue, radiating intensity and brightness accentuated by alluring purple undertones. The nose is an enticing medley of aromas, where freshness melds seamlessly with intensity, offering a symphony of ripe red and black fruits, most notably the luscious blackberry, all harmoniously complemented by aromatic hints of forest herbs. On the palate, this wine makes a powerful and unforgettable impression, as it unfolds with an initial burst of fresh and ripe black fruits, revealing a fruit-forward texture underscored by an exquisite structural finesse. The experience is one of depth and complexity, with a captivating interplay of expressive flavors that resonate long after the last sip. The finish is marked by a lingering echo of forest fruits and herbs, a testament to the wine's multifaceted charm. The 2001 J.M. Fuentes Gran Clos is a Priorat masterpiece, a true embodiment of the region's winemaking heritage and its penchant for crafting wines of exceptional character and depth.
Robert Parker - 93 Points
"The 2001 Gran Clos, a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Carignan, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, is a big offering. An inky/purple color accompanies sweet aromas of blueberries, blackberries, crushed stones, and flowers. It possesses a velvety texture, a juicy mid-palate, and a long, concentrated, full-bodied, tannic finish."
Antoino Galloni - 92 Points
"(52% grenache, 38% carignan and 10% cabernet sauvignon) Saturated ruby. Blackberry, cassis and kirsch on the nose, with toasty oak spice and floral oil notes adding complexity. Broad, seductively sweet dark berry preserve flavors stain the palate, with sexy floral pastille and Asian spices building slowly. Tannins gain strength on the finish, but not at the expense of the fruit, which lingers impressively."