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2005 - Mas Blanc Clos Du Moulin Collioure
Sub Region Collioure
Size 750 mL
Varietal(s) Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut
library code: 66678
From the Critics:
- "Parce's 2005 Collioure Clos du Moulin offers archetypal Mourvedre scents of beef blood and lay leaf, with humus like suggestions of 'clean' earthiness. On the palate, this offers a striking combination of low-toned, predominantly carnal flavors with juicy freshness, polished texture, and a surprising sense of lightness. Finishing brightly, with a tang of the sea and a tart note of fruit skin, what this lacks compared with the best of Mas Blanc's Collioure bottlings is a bit more complexity and sheer concentration. It should probably best be enjoyed over the coming 2-3 years."
"Jean-Michel Parce's barrel regimen here required some explanation, after I was offered samples of 2007s, one of which was to my surprise entirely dominated by new wood. It transpires that certain specific barrels of Collioure Cosprons are selected by the U.S. importer - none of them new - whereas there is a single assemblage of all barrels of the other two crus, of which my samples had not been representative. Armed with that information, I was able to achieve from barrel a close approximation to the wines that will eventually appear in the U.S. market, and on which my notes and ratings are based. Parce considers 2007 an exceptional vintage, on a par with 2001 in his estate's recent history." (06/09) -
- "A muscular, sinewy red, with concentrated red cherry, plum and pepper flavors. Intense licorice and spice notes fill the finish. Drink now through 2012. 60 cases imported. -KM" (2008) -