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Montirius "Le Clos" 2002, A.C. Vacqueyras. **HERITAGE WINE**
dark red with some browning in the rim.
Nose: expressive, mature, clean, intense, warm with many peppery, spicy and balsamic nuances, minerals, tertiary fruit, some alcohol, some freshness, elegance, refinement and also depth and complexity. Very classical nose with good terroir.
Taste: quite powerful, intense, full bodied, with piquant tannins, fresh acidity, some sweetness and many impressions of spice, pepper, tobacco, earth, minerals, sandalwood, cedar, some tertiary fruit, good depth, some complexity, good balance, nice concentration, classical style.
Finish: powerful, quite long with many tannins, good acidity, many spicy, mineral and balsamic nuances, fruit, good balance, classical style.
* Bio-dynamically produced wine: very mature and classical style with good concentration, strong tannins, firm acidity and many complex nuances of spices, earth and fruit, good depth and nice complexity, has elegance and very good balance. A great achievement in a difficult and underrated vintage. Excellent expression of this terroir.
Many would hesitate
drinking or even tasting a 2002 wine from the southern Rhône. Too
often these wines are diluted and unripe in style, but there are many
exceptions. This wine has because of its low yield, old vines and good
terroir sufficient ripeness and concentration. It is less dense and
warm in style compared to wines from regular vintages, but this gives
this wine its surprising elegance and purity of style. I also recall
the lovely, deliciously fruity red Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2002 of
Roger Perrin with a similar extra touch of elegance and drink ability.
In "lighter" vintages there are many bargains to be found, this
Montirius certainly is one exciting example.
- second label (same
wine): Domaine Saint-Henry
- lotnr.: L ?
- tasted: 05-12-’06
- estimated retail price ca. 8,50 euro
- average production: not indicated
- Montirius, Vignoble
Bio-Dynamique, Christine & Eric Saurel, Le Devès - 84260
France tel.: + 33-490 65 38 28 / fax.: + 33-490 65 48 72 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
web site: www.montirius.com