2007 Les Clos Perdus "l'Extreme" Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes

SKU #1081998

A stone's throw from the Roussillon village of Maury is where you'll find the lost vineyard that produces Les Clos Perdus' 2007 L'Extreme rouge. Here, in the shadow of a mighty Cathar castle grow old gnarly vines of Llandoner Pelut and Syrah. 50% of the wine is fermented in 400L new oak barrels, the remaining 50% is fermented in stainless steel tanks. After 9 months elevage, the two wines are blended, and reveal a wine of intensity and character that one can only find in wines from this region. Along with warm berry fruit and spice nuances that are hallmarks of wines from the Midi, the brooding intensity and heartiness of l'Extreme make it the perfect candidate for those cold winters nights when only a hearty roast and rich glass of red wine will suffice. Like a great dinner guest, it transmits the story of the warmth, richness and character of this rough-hewn wine growing region of France. 14% abv.

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By: Keith Wollenberg |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/19/2012  | Send Email
This has lots of weight and terrific persistence on the finish. The bottle age has allowed it develop nicely, so try some now, for a quick reward. The aging is in large barrels, wihich prevents the wood form dominating, even though it is done in new wood. Lovely, toasty, rich and rewarding.

 By: Chris Bottarini |  Review Date: 8/16/2013 
Saturated ruby, almost purple in the glass. Such a dark & brooding wine. The nose is deep & teeming with tar, fresh tilled earth & spice. There is pretty much zero fruit on the nose! The fruit does come through on the attack by way of dark cherry & blackberries. There is a tannic grip & a solid spice to accent the finish. Definitely needs food but with the right dinner (and some air) it's quite delicious.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Languedoc-Roussillon

Alcohol Content (%): 14