Lirac, Southern Rhône

Domaine d'Arbousset

Lirac 2015

I let it age a few years and it was fabulous. Okay, it has a 15% alcohol content, but the mouth feel was still fabulous, with ich deep dark berry and maybe a bit of leather flavors. A keeper. — 8 days ago

Domaine Coudoulis

Lirac (Alfio Moriconi Selection) Red Rhone Blend 2017

Berries and vanilla. Medium tannins. Very smooth and mellow — 9 days ago

Château de Beaucastel

Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2017

Young but stellar already. Dark stewed red & black fruit, leather, incense, and more than a little freshly turned earth. Great structure - mouthwatering acidity with grippy and long tannic finish. Better than some Gigondas / CdP I’ve had recently. Long life ahead. — 8 hours ago

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Domaine des Carteresses

Tavel Rosé Blend 2019

Tavel region produces my favourite rose wines. The depth and complexity for me is just amazing. Raspberries, strawberries, cranberry, kiwi and watermelon. Very smooth and balanced. Perfect for a hot day alone or with food. — 8 days ago

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Famille Bréchet

Plateau des Chênes Lirac Red Rhone Blend 2011

Age has helped, but could still age another 15. Iodine and espresso. Baked black fruit. Dark chocolate. — 12 days ago

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Château de Montfaucon

Baron Louis Cru Des Côtes du Rhône Lirac Red Rhone Blend 2014

Tim L

Excellent Cote du Rhône ...full fruit smooth, balanced, enough body to please... — 11 days ago

Éric Texier

Chat Fou Côtes du Rhône Grenache 2017

Carbonic Grenache from the Northern Rhône. Talk about an internal personality conflict. But it’s a very nice wine to slug down with dinner. Hard cherry and kirsch fruit over some nice granitic minerals. Reminiscent of a nice Bojo. Lively in the mouth, and there, too, displaying a Bojo like character, but with a bit more peppery heat showing through in the back half of the palate. — 6 days ago

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Domaine Lafond

Roc Epine Lirac Grenache Blend 2018

This was a Blanc good to — 10 days ago

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Domaine Saint Gayan

In Nomine Patris Gigondas Grenache Syrah Blend 2011

Whoa. Pop and pour. On the nose:.intense black cherry, loads of garrigue and dried herbs, a touch of bacon fat, incense, blackberry cola, heady, but so aromatically complex and utterly enticing. On the palate, good acidity, black cherry, cola, herbs with a suggestion of the medicinal, very sweet blackberry...surprisingly light on its feet, then a soft, enveloping wave of palate coating, velvety tannin. There is perhaps a touch of alcoholic heat on the nose that betrays the 15% ABV this has, but that might just be the power of suggestion. Absolutely perfect for my mood tonight. — 3 days ago

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@Lyle Fass this is sick, and just starting to get rolling. Thx.
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Love this wine. Those VV really make is special.

Domaine Albin Jacumin

Les Bédines Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2015

Nose has smoked raspberry, over-ripe back cherry, red currant jam, (minor) leather, cedar shavings, baking spice (?), un-cut red pepper, blackberry and light alcohol heat.

Palate has black cherry pastry, tart plum, slightly hydrated prune, blackberry, (minor) green herbs and under-ripe black currant. Medium finish, decanted ~1h really needs more time to open back up.

Decent pairing with slowly grilled/smoked pork spare ribs. Generally spare ribs are my Zinfandel go-to wine, but the Zin's at the house are either too young, or much too old to accompany. This CdR is a solid partner.
— 9 days ago

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