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Tasting notes: The delicate nose dominated by white peach, expresses aromas of almond blossom and broom in bloom. On the palate, the fat and rich attack deviates a surprising sweetness with a lot of volume. It is a unique wine, fresh and fruity, with a very long finish.
Wine Enthusiast 91/100
'A blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Carignan and 15% Syrah from 50–100 year-old vines, there's a gamy top note to the nose of this wine, grounded by scents of red plum, cherry, allspice, bay and lavender. The palate is smooth and satiny, with fine tannins that show surprising length and intensity on the close, which culminates in notes of white pepper and tea.'
Robert Parker 92/100
'Volume and intensity rule in the 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Vieilles Vignes, a blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Carignan and 15% Syrah from vines 50-100 years old. It's as if proprietor Hervé Bizeul decided to turn the volume up to 11, cramming immense amounts of black cherry fruit into this full-bodied fleshpot that's aged in a combination of used barriques and cement tanks. The tannins are supple, the acids balanced, but readers looking for a more sedate experience might want to give this impetuous youth a year or two in the cellar to mellow.' Joe Czerwinski
After owning a wine bar in Paris and working a few years as a wine journalist, Hervé Bizeul, a former “France’s Best Young Sommelier”, founded the Clos des Fées in 1998 with his wife. His idea was to produce a good wine for friends. The first vintage, created in his garage with very little investments, was a huge success immediately. Today, his wines are sold worldwide.
The vines span across a number of differing terroirs across the Roussillon, as much as 15 km apart from each other. The varying exposures and myriad of subsoils from granite to limestone make for a thoroughly unique and consistent quality. Old vines (up to 100 years old in some sectors), hand picking, … a viticultural philosophy that is respectful to nature and explains the high quality of the wines. Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris make up the majority of the plantings. The wines are aged in oak barriques for at least a year and are bottled without filtration.
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