2012 Chateau de L’Ou Secret de Schistes
Syrah - 750ML
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In Stock: 24+ btls
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jebdunnuck.com, August 2017
My favorite of the 2012s, the 2012 Igp Côtes Catalanes Secret de Schistes comes from the Agly Valley and higher elevation, brown schist soils. Like the other releases here, it’s 100% Syrah fermented and aged all in new... My favorite of the 2012s, the 2012 Igp Côtes Catalanes Secret de Schistes comes from the Agly Valley and higher elevation, brown schist soils. Like the other releases here, it’s 100% Syrah fermented and aged all in new barrels. This insanely good Syrah offers loads of blackcurrants, graphite, crushed rock and licorice aromatics, with floral and violet notes developing with time in the glass. Every bit as impressive on the palate, with full-bodied richness, impeccable balance and sweet tannin, drink it anytime over the coming decade.
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015
The 2012 IGP Côtes Catalanes Secret de Schistes comes all from the black schist soils of Maury and is a blend of 100% Syrah that was raised all in new oak. It’s unusual to see this quality of Syrah come from Maury... The 2012 IGP Côtes Catalanes Secret de Schistes comes all from the black schist soils of Maury and is a blend of 100% Syrah that was raised all in new oak. It’s unusual to see this quality of Syrah come from Maury (especially in 2012), but this beauty has incredible notes of crème de cassis, melted licorice, crushed rocks and toasted spice to go with a full-bodied, elegant, seamless and silky feel on the palate. The purity here is off the charts, it has a full, layered mid-palate and fine tannin that emerge on the finish, all of which allow it to drink beautifully today. It will have no issues holding for another 7-8 years. - Jeb Dunnuck
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JJ Buckley, January 2017
Inky dark purple core with a tiny bit of lightening towards the rim. The purity of black fruits, cassis, mineral and broken rock emerge elegantly on the nose followed by hints of mint and bay leaf. Deep and... Inky dark purple core with a tiny bit of lightening towards the rim. The purity of black fruits, cassis, mineral and broken rock emerge elegantly on the nose followed by hints of mint and bay leaf. Deep and concentrated, the palate is equally inviting, confirming the dark fruits and cassis. There is ample acidity with underlying minerality along with sturdy tannins lending to a pleasantly long finish. This is enjoyable now and will be for the next 5+ years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Languedoc Roussillon
Sub-region Vins de Pays des Cotes Catalanes
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork