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Les Clos de Paulilles Banyuls Rimage 2003

Member Review by duncan 906:

This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/68532. Banyuls is an appellation created in 1936,although viticulture in the area goes back centuries,for red and white fortified wines from around the Mediterranean seaside town of that name between Perpignan and the Spanish border.This is the same area as the Collioure appellation for unfortified dry red,rose and white wines.Banyuls is what the French call a 'Vin Doux Naturel' or naturel sweet wine. Like most Banyuls my bottle is red and made entirely of the grenache grape and as appellation rules dictate has spent 12 months in oak barrels. [I would be 30 months for a grand cru Banyuls.] Grape fermentation was stopped by 'mutage ' ie the addition of grape spirit; which is why the wine has acheived an ABV of 16%.The word ' rimage ' means vintage or single harvest as opposed to a blend of more than one vintage or harvest. I started my bottle last night with my plate of fruit cake and I did enjoy it. It is certainly very sweet and there is plenty of a cherry and raisin style fruit there but with a bitter chocolate kind of finish.It is similar to a port or sherry but with more fruit and less alchol. I liked it.

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Les Clos de Paulilles:
This estate was bought by the Daure family,who already owned Chateau de Jau in Roussillon, in 1975.It consists of 90 hectares with 65 hectares under vine and produces red,white and rose wines under the Collioure appellation as well as a range of Banyuls wine.They also run holiday homes and a restaurant.The estate was sold to La Maison Cazes,another wine house from Roussillon, in 2013

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Snooth User: duncan 906
4252742,831
4.00 5
03/21/2016

This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/68532. Banyuls is an appellation created in 1936,although viticulture in the area goes back centuries,for red and white fortified wines from around the Mediterranean seaside town of that name between Perpignan and the Spanish border.This is the same area as the Collioure appellation for unfortified dry red,rose and white wines.Banyuls is what the French call a 'Vin Doux Naturel' or naturel sweet wine. Like most Banyuls my bottle is red and made entirely of the grenache grape and as appellation rules dictate has spent 12 months in oak barrels. [I would be 30 months for a grand cru Banyuls.] Grape fermentation was stopped by 'mutage ' ie the addition of grape spirit; which is why the wine has acheived an ABV of 16%.The word ' rimage ' means vintage or single harvest as opposed to a blend of more than one vintage or harvest. I started my bottle last night with my plate of fruit cake and I did enjoy it. It is certainly very sweet and there is plenty of a cherry and raisin style fruit there but with a bitter chocolate kind of finish.It is similar to a port or sherry but with more fruit and less alchol. I liked it.


Snooth User: ONUMello
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3.50 5
03/14/2010

Very port-like nose with notes of raisin and toffee. More raisin and toffee on the palate, along with dried fruit. The only thing knocking this down from 90+ points (4 glasses) is the unbelievably short finish.




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