Soria's 2003 Coteaux du Languedoc Clos des Cistes - incorporating, as always, around 15% Grenache ? was not harvested nearly as early as you might suppose (or as Soria's 2007s, which came in the earliest of any, she reports, namely from September 1-14), and was bottled only last September. As proved often to have been the case across Western Europe, given the break in 2003's unremittingly hot, dry weather that finally arrived at the end of August, there is more sheer sap and less sense of desiccation here than in most Languedoc reds of its vintage. Cassis, black raspberry, and cherry preserves and distillate are wreathed with smoke on the nose. Bitter-edged black fruits, toasted walnuts, mineral salts, and sheer crushed stone saturate the firmly tannic palate, while persistent high tones suggestive of fruit and herb distillates run right through to the finish. This is amazingly dense, and grips with a severity of tannins and adamant sense of minerality that leave me gasping. Like many of the other most impressive wines from this infamous European summer, this may well prove a very long keeper. But I would plan to check out its evolution periodically.
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- Lot mixte
- Vin rouge
- Fabricant, nom du vin
- Domaine Peyre Rose, "Clos des Cistes"
- Nombre de bouteilles
- Taille de bouteille
- Bouteilles (0,75 L)