Montirius Le Clos 2007

Rhone Red Blends from Vacqueyras, Rhone, France

Price: $28.99
Item No. 105708
  • RP93
  • ST93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Its color is dark ruby. The nose is very expressive of fruits and spices. The mouth is powerful, the tannins silky. The whole is in harmony, with freshness, volume and body. It has a very beautiful keeping potential. To accompany truffle-omelet, lamb in curry, subtle salty, spicy and baked combinations.

Critical Acclaim

"A blend of equal parts Grenache and Syrah, the 2007 Vacqueyras Le Clos was brought up in cement tanks. It exhibits gorgeous notes of kirsch liqueur, licorice, and smoked herbs, a full-bodied, fleshy mouthfeel, pure fruit, sweet tannin, and a long finish. Range: 90-93"
93 Points

"Deep red with a bright rim. Vibrant aromas of red and dark berries complemented by zesty minerals, garrigue and smoky bacon fat. Midweight raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are firmed by tangy minerals and given depth by a candied licorice quality. Manages to be rich and energetic at the same time, finishing with excellent cut and length. This is a 50/50 blend of grenache and syrah. Range: 92-93"
93 Points

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Rating:
(6/18/2011)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Pair with: Lamb > Hot Spices
very smooth with a consistent spice and pepper at the finish
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Learn About Montirius

Eric and Christine Saurel began bottling wine under the Montirius label with the 1996 vintage (the name is a contraction of their childrens" names: Manon, Justine, and Marius). Eric is the fifth generation to assume the mantle of vigneron in the Saurel family. His grandfather was instrumental in the development of the Vacqueyras co-op after WWI and the Saurels remained important...

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Learn About Vacqueyras

(vah-keh-rahs) Once just a Cotes-du-Rhone village, the wine of Vacqueyras made its mark and in 1990, gaining its own appellation. The wine is somewhat similar to its northern neighbor, Gigondas, and occasionally even more rustic. Vacqueyras wine gives off the flavors of the earth where the vines grow - wild herbs, spice and rocky soil. Notable Facts Like other Southern Rhone...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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