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Average critic rating : 97.0 points
My favorite of the lineup, the 2012 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Le Clos des Fées is a sensational effort that’s most likely the wine of the vintage. Made from 50% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 20% Carignan and the rest Mourvèdre that was aged 16 months in roughly 60% new French oak, it’s a classic, structured, age-worthy Roussillon that exhibits lots of blackberry and cassis fruit, smoked herbs, licorice and scorched earth. Full-bodied and concentrated, yet light on its feel, with a firm, focused finish, give it 2-3 years and enjoy bottles through 2027. There are few wines from the Roussillon I’d rather have in my cellar.||One of the top 2-3 estates in the Roussillon, Domaine du Clos des Fées is run by the eccentric, yet dead serious Hervé Bizeul. In addition to the normal Roussillon Carignan, Grenache and Syrah releases, he’s branched out with a number of unconventional blends and varieties, and now releases a superb Cabernet Franc, an impressive Tempranillo, and a blockbuster Semillon (the Côtes Catalanes Le Clos des Fées Blanc) that needs to be tasted to be believed! On top of this, Bizeul is also involved with Domaine La Chique and Walden, both of which are reviewed in this report. Looking at his top two cuvees, the classically styled Le Clos des Fées is a blend of mostly Syrah, yet incorporates a splash of Grenache and Carignan. The elevage here is a combination of tank and new barrels, and this cuvee ages beautifully. The most expensive cuvee is the La Petite Sibérie, and this Grenache-dominated blend is distinctly different than the classic cuvee and is made in a full-throttle, ripe, and bombastic style. It’s definitely not for those seeking low alcohol or subtle flavors, yet like all great wines, it’s singular, stays balanced, lively and is a thrilling drink. eRobertParker.com.April, 2015
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