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Domaine Treloar Le Maudit 2012 Côtes du Roussillon

(Code: TREL/MAUD/12)
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Domaine Treloar Le Maudit 2012 Côtes du Roussillon
Vintage
2012
 
Region Côtes du Roussillon, Trouillas, south-west of Perpignan
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied. Aged in oak barriques
Grapes 50% Carignan, 50% Syrah
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Beef, game, cheese, mushroom/truffle risotto or pasta
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Drink Now or to 2027 and beyond
Carignan from 60-year-old vines and Syrah from 40-year-old vines (with yields totalling a tiny 10 hl/ha), co-fermented in whole bunches, then aged for 26 months in large-format oak barrels, 50% of which are new. The colour is an opaque deep purple, whilst the nose offers a truly intoxicating and immensely complex mix of bramble and black cherry, leather, eau de vie, cumin, coriander, coffee, damp earth and charred oak. One might expect a big brute of a wine - and indeed it is no shrinking violet - but it isn't brash or showy, it is multi-dimensional, and crammed full of sweet and sour black cherry and spice flavours. The oak is now nicely integrated and there's a healthy dose of tea-like tannins, balanced by a rasp of truly mouth-watering acidity. Not cheap, but it is certainly worth the money, and fully deserves its place at the top of the Treloar hierarchy. A true "vin de garde".