Clos des Fées Rouge 2011 - Domaine du Clos des Fées

"It’s a knockout bottle of wine" - Robert Parker. The Clos des Fées Rouge is the flagship red of the domain, the one which has made its success in the early days. It is a subtle blend of very old grapes of Grenache and Carignan (70 to 100 years old!), and young high-quality vines of Syrah and Mourvèdre. The timing of the harvest is decided in order to have a perfect maturity. This wine shows a very dark colour and a complex nose of spices and vanilla. On the palate, the volume is incredibly impressive, with supple and powerful tannins. Finish is long and really fresh...

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"It’s a knockout bottle of wine" - Robert Parker. The Clos des Fées Rouge is the flagship red of the domain, the one which has made its success in the early days. It is a subtle blend of very old grapes of Grenache and Carignan (70 to 100 years old!), and young high-quality vines of Syrah and Mourvèdre. The timing of the harvest is decided in order to have a perfect maturity. This wine shows a very dark colour and a complex nose of spices and vanilla. On the palate, the volume is incredibly impressive, with supple and powerful tannins. Finish is long and really fresh. A very, very high-end bottle, expensive but worth every penny. Do not forget to decant it well in advance to make the most of it.
 
Wine Characteristics When & how to drink?
 
Domain: Domaine du Clos des Fées
Vintage: 2011
Appellation: Côtes du Roussillon
Region: Roussillon
Type: Dry
 
Grapes: 50% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 10% Mourvèdre
 
Drink from now to 2026
Decant at least 2 hours before
Serve at 16-18°C
 
A grilled duck filet will be stunning with this full-bodied red.
 
  Technical stuff
   
Soil: Clay and limestone
Age of vines: 70 to 100 years old for Grenache and Carignan, young vines for Syrah and Mourvèdre
Harvest: Manual
Maturing & ageing: 18 months on lees in new French oak barrels
Alcohol: 14.5%
 
What experts say    
   
95 "A prodigious effort, the 2011 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Le Clos Des Fees checks in as a blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 10% each of Carignan and Mourvedre. Aged 16 months in 70% new French oak, it dishes out thrilling amounts of dark berry fruit, cassis, licorice, smoked herbs and violets that flow to a full-bodied, layered and fantastically concentrated profile on the palate. Despite all of the richness here, it stays lively and fresh, with integrated acidity and sound underlying structure. It’s a knockout bottle of wine to drink over the coming 10-15 years."
   
   
16.5 "The winemaker transforms grapes into wine from a magic wand - but what a wine! Superb tannins, seducing aromas, a beautiful roundness, how could you resist to this amazing drink!"