Translation of the text on the label:
“Inside we feel empty. We exist, but do not really take part in life which gives us a feeling of unreality. The reason is that we lost the inner child, which leads to not having a connection with ourselves. The survival of our planet is dependant of our comprehension that we are all one. This feeling of being in unison with everything that is alive, we can only feel when we experience ourselves as an entity."
“L’enfant perdu” is our secondary wine, without being a typical secondary one. The constellation differs each year, depending on which vineyards are chosen for our top wine, but it always contains all of our four types of grapes, namely Grenache, Carignan, Lladoner pelut and Syrah. Generally our secondary wine consists of two thirds grapes from our younger vineyards which have an age range from 10 to 50 years. Half of this wine is developed in French barrels holding 300-600l and the other half finds its place in concrete tanks.
"Tasted from barrel, the 2012 L'enfant perdu is a sensational-looking 2012 that has full-bodied richness and depth to go with lots of darker fruits, cassis, liquorice and spice. Made from Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Lladoner Pelut, it has a voluptuous, hedonistic style and should drink well for upward of a decade."
The Wine Advocate 2015
"Even more decadent and ripe than the 2012, the 2011 L'infant Perdu has lots of smoked plums, scorched earth, liquorice and earthiness to go with a full-bodied, low-acid, thick and chewy feel on the palate."
The Wine Advocate 2015
"The 2010 Cotes Catalanes L'enfant perdu, which is labeled s their secondary wine, it's a fabulous effort that's comprised of equal parts Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and Lladoner Pelut that's aged half in tank and half in 25% new barrels. Structured, full and rich, with a voluptuous texture and a massive mid-palate, it offers layers of blackcurrants, plum, smoked earth and liquorice on both the nose and palate. It's a rocking value to drink over the coming 7-8 years, if not longer."
- The Wine Advocate 2014
"Tar, wormwood and licorice inflect ripe, almost implosively-concentrated blackberry and cassis in the nose as well as on a polished and infectiously juicy palate. Impingement of crunchy berry seeds and crushed stone add stimulation, while marine salinity and alkalinity, smoky peat and Latakia tobacco contribute to haunting as well as mouthwatering complexity and depth that vibrantly linger."
The Wine Advocate, February 2014
"Cherry and blackberry jam and creme de cassis are accented with almond extract, cherry pit, cocoa powder, and smoky black tea in a performance of great richness that manages to preserve primary juiciness and a modicum of vivacity in a finish set-off by an underlying sense of wet stone..." Wine Advocate #195, June 2011
"Abundant, concentrated ripe dark cherry, purple plum, and black raspberry informs a palate of silken polish and vibrant persistence..." Wine Advocate #195, June 2011