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Le Clos des Fées 2010

Roussillon - Cotes du Roussillon Villages - Red - 15°
Le Clos des Fées 2010
£390 Incl. VAT & DPa box of 6 Bottles (75cl)| £65 / Unit
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Parker : 89+ / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2010 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Le Clos des Fees - as usual, from roughly equal parts Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Carignan - was raised in around 60% new and the rest once-used barrels. (The percentage of new wood has in the past been higher.) Caramelized resin and toast character on nose as well as palate; a slight drying and dulling of black raspberry and plum fruit; and a bit of gum-numbing tannin are nonetheless all elements in which oak is implicated. Attractive hints of cocoa powder and licorice add interest here and there is certainly impressive sheer ripeness, but this lacks the primary juiciness not to mention the salinity of the corresponding Vieilles Vignes bottling. Perhaps something about Bizeul's choice of barrels rather than sheer percentage of new wood or utilization of barriques results in the characteristics that I perceive as drawbacks. I would monitor this carefully if planning to hold, but I won't try to project a certain number of years of vigor, and indeed I'll remain hopeful that the aforementioned dulling and numbing prove to be temporarily.
RoussillonCotes du Roussillon Villages
Alcohol
15

Grape varieties
Syrah/Grenache/Carignan/Mourvèdre

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Is promo
No

Color
Red

Producer
Domaine du Clos des Fées

Parker
89+

Area
Roussillon

Appellation
Cotes du Roussillon Villages

Allergens
Contains sulphites

Is promo
No

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