Domaine du Joncier

Le Classique Lirac

9.091 ratings
9.017 pro ratings
Lirac, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.0

Great, honest southern Rhone wine. Plenty of fruit, earth, funk and tannin all balanced in a nice, food friendly package.

Great, honest southern Rhone wine. Plenty of fruit, earth, funk and tannin all balanced in a nice, food friendly package.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2015
S C O T T  S H E L D E N

This producer is making some really special wines that are in the $20-30 price range. Dark, dark fruit, wild herbs, and spice round out from this southern Rhone gem. #Lirac #KermitLynch #Rhone #Cru

This producer is making some really special wines that are in the $20-30 price range. Dark, dark fruit, wild herbs, and spice round out from this southern Rhone gem. #Lirac #KermitLynch #Rhone #Cru

2 people found it helpfulOct 29th, 2014
Christopher Pappe

Dark and brooding like a soft Madiran. As comfortable as a pair of suede loafers.

Dark and brooding like a soft Madiran. As comfortable as a pair of suede loafers.

1 person found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2016
Matt Lasater

Perfect companion for choux farcis à la sauce tomate and "Adventures on the Wine Route." Day 2: really starting to open up. Dried meat, coffee grounds, fennel, ash, baked earth, garrigue, grilled plum, fresh leather, peppercorns. Structurally there is more presence too. Those rustic and coarse tannins are more expressive but not at all unpleasant. Acid is balanced for me.

Perfect companion for choux farcis à la sauce tomate and "Adventures on the Wine Route." Day 2: really starting to open up. Dried meat, coffee grounds, fennel, ash, baked earth, garrigue, grilled plum, fresh leather, peppercorns. Structurally there is more presence too. Those rustic and coarse tannins are more expressive but not at all unpleasant. Acid is balanced for me.

1 person found it helpfulSep 12th, 2016
Craig Camp

General Manager Troon Vineyards

9.0

Deep, brooding and rich with plenty of backbone. Wait a year or two

Deep, brooding and rich with plenty of backbone. Wait a year or two

1 person found it helpfulNov 9th, 2014
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.9

Biodynamic. Flavor profile gravitates between massive spice, raspberry jelly, a bit of cocoa, and a very chalky consistency. Lovely and graat value for France and biodynamic.

Biodynamic. Flavor profile gravitates between massive spice, raspberry jelly, a bit of cocoa, and a very chalky consistency. Lovely and graat value for France and biodynamic.

May 22nd, 2016
Matt Lasater

Over ripe blackberry, blueberry, stewed plum, moving towards dried, licorice, garrigue, cocoa, raspy herbs, ash, lavender, cinnamon and clove, some cigar notes. Elevated tannins and moderate acid on a full and rich frame. For how much weight it has there is plenty of finesse and purity.

Over ripe blackberry, blueberry, stewed plum, moving towards dried, licorice, garrigue, cocoa, raspy herbs, ash, lavender, cinnamon and clove, some cigar notes. Elevated tannins and moderate acid on a full and rich frame. For how much weight it has there is plenty of finesse and purity.

Apr 28th, 2016
Sybaritewino C.Lawrence

decent drinking and tasty

decent drinking and tasty

Oct 6th, 2014
Stewart Cameron

Lovely, biodynamic.

Lovely, biodynamic.

Jul 10th, 2014
Nick Demos

People continually sleep on this wine and region. Special

People continually sleep on this wine and region. Special

Feb 12th, 2014