2004 Clos del Rey Cotes du Roussillon

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 94

Reviews for 2004 Clos del Rey Cotes du Roussillon

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2009
The 2004 Cotes du Roussillon Clos del Rey is 80% Carignan (the rest again Grenache) and even more darkly-hued in flavor than its 2006 counterpart. Roasted meats toasted nuts and concentrated yet fresh blackberry are... The 2004 Cotes du Roussillon Clos del Rey is 80% Carignan (the rest again Grenache) and even more darkly-hued in flavor than its 2006 counterpart. Roasted meats toasted nuts and concentrated yet fresh blackberry are mingled with iodine and crushed stone and there are savory saline meaty and peaty dimensions to the finish - which practically comes barreling at you - that take one far from considerations of fruits and berries. Even more than with the 2006 one has to emphasize that not only is there nothing superficial there is in fact a certain handsome austerity to this wine an uncompromising tribute to an underdog among grapes and to the amazing terroirs of Maury. I hope to have a chance to revisit it 8-10 years from now. -David Schildknecht
JJB 93
John Perry - JJ Buckley, May 2009
Deep inky purple nearly to rim. What a terrific nose! Perfumed aromas of sweet blackberry and raspberry meld beautifully with savory elements of meat marinade earth and garrigue. A full-bodied effort this really fills... Deep inky purple nearly to rim. What a terrific nose! Perfumed aromas of sweet blackberry and raspberry meld beautifully with savory elements of meat marinade earth and garrigue. A full-bodied effort this really fills out on the palate with dense fruit flavors which pick up added complexity from a mineral vein and a kick of spice towards the finish. Juicy and ripe but not over the top everything is definitely in the right place. Great structure and still surprisingly youthful this is quite enjoyable now but should continue to show well for another decade.