Majorie Gallet purchased her small domaine in 2001 at the ripe old age of 23. She renamed the estate Roc des Anges (angel's rock) in honor of the white, quartz-veined soil. The farm is about 18 miles from the vibrant, French-Catalan city of Perpignan on the southwest coast of France.
In the glass, the wine has a beautiful, glass-coating, plum purple color, nearly opaque at the center. The nose opens with ripe griotte cherries seasoned with baking spices and fresh fennel, adding lavender, dried flowers, and powdered cocoa, and the flavors range from black raspberry with nutmeg through ripe cassis and chocolate, all seasoned with black pepper and aged teas.
On the palate, the wine is round and opulent, with a deep core of sweet black fruit, fine elegant tannins and great persistence. This is another tremendous achievement, made by a sensitive young woman who is grateful for her vineyards’ modest gift of seventeen hectoliters per hectare (actually less in 2012: not quite than a glass and a half from each of her ancient vines). Drink now – 2022.
-- Greg Moore, Moore Brothers Wine Company, September 21, 2013