Doix /2004

Elegance and complexity, exclusive and strong personality; very limited production.

FEATURES:

  • GRAPE VARIETIES: 48% Grenache, 50% Carignan, 2% Merlot.
  • ALCOHOLIC CONTENT: 15%.
  • SOILS & VINES: Doix estate vineyards are situated at a height of 350/500 meters above sea level on hillsides of pronounced slopes, with the characteristic slate soil called "licorella". The grapes come from vines between 80 and 105 years old, with a small but exceptional average production of 400 gr per vine.
  • VINTAGE AND CLIMATE: The first months of the year were cold and caused a significant delay in the onset of the vegetation of the vines. The rainfall before flowering helped the recovery of plants. Once the grape was formed, maturation and growth conditions were optimal.
  • AGEING: The elaboration process followed temperature-controlled fermentation with a total maceration period of about 4 weeks. The ageing was of 15 months in new French oak.

Wine Advocate #169-Feb 2007-Jay Miller- 98pts

The 2004 Costers de Vinas Viejas is 50% Carinena, 48% Garnacha, and 2% Merlot aged for 16 months in new French oak. Deep purple, the aromas are other-worldly with truffle, tar, graphite, kirsch, and wild blueberry among the array of scents leaping from the glass. Flamboyant and opulent, the wine has remarkable richness and depth of flavor leading to a 60-second finish. Drink this hedonistic effort over the next 10-12 years.Drink: 2007 - 2019

Cellar Tracker - 6/20/2007 - Thenapalist - 96pts

What a powerhouse packed in the form of a newborn. Huge jammy flavors of strawberry, raspberry and giant cranberry with notes of raisin and plum. Firm tannins should guarantee that this one ages gracefully for many, many years. I will be holding off on popping another bottle for at least 3-5 years. This is a must own for any hedonist.

Vinous – Sep. 2006 – Josh Raynolds93pts

Inky ruby. Room-filling aromas of fresh raspberry, strawberry jam, sandalwood, potpourri, yellow rose and minerals, with hints of white pepper and exotic tobacco. Incredibly sweet and lush, the deep, powerful red fruit flavors brightly accented by fresh acidity and tangy minerality. Finishes with fully absorbed tannins, impeccable balance and superb purity and intensity. Another outstanding wine from this exceptional vintage.

2004 / Costers de vinyes velles