Domaine Lafage

Tessellae Old Vines Côtes du Roussillon Red Rhone Blend

8.9313 ratings
8.826 pro ratings
Côtes du Roussillon, Roussillon, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvedre
Lamb, Pasta, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, White Rice, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jean-Marc Troadec

Deep purple hue. Dried black cherry with a lightly jammy aspect. Blown away by the chalky minerality, like crunching on some drywall (but in a good way, I promise!) Fairly big (but smooth) tannins. Good acid, Medium finish. Needed long decant ( >3.5 hours) to resolve some of the chalkiness. Decent for the price, good QPR. Another Eric Solomon import...

Deep purple hue. Dried black cherry with a lightly jammy aspect. Blown away by the chalky minerality, like crunching on some drywall (but in a good way, I promise!) Fairly big (but smooth) tannins. Good acid, Medium finish. Needed long decant ( >3.5 hours) to resolve some of the chalkiness. Decent for the price, good QPR. Another Eric Solomon import...

3 people found it helpfulJan 26th, 2015
Todd Trzaskos

#Roussillon red has so many other colors in its matrix. Profound red fruit, dried purple skin scaffold, blue black haze surrounds, hints of green leaf and herb here and there.
Liked previous label better

#Roussillon red has so many other colors in its matrix. Profound red fruit, dried purple skin scaffold, blue black haze surrounds, hints of green leaf and herb here and there.
Liked previous label better

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2016
Will Johnson

Will had this 5 years ago

Will had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJul 21st, 2014
Andrew Bast

This was good. Dark fruits and earthy, but very smooth. Definitely a good bargain for $14

This was good. Dark fruits and earthy, but very smooth. Definitely a good bargain for $14

1 person found it helpfulJun 25th, 2014
Jim Reed

Fine Wine Room Manager Harbor View Wines and Liquors

9.0

2013 is pretty good, but seriously over-hyped. I don't fully understand the Wine Advocate 94pt rating....

2013 is pretty good, but seriously over-hyped. I don't fully understand the Wine Advocate 94pt rating....

Sep 16th, 2015
Riccardo L.

Nice easy drinking. Well-balanced. Goes great with the assortment of finger foods in front of me. Like it.

Nice easy drinking. Well-balanced. Goes great with the assortment of finger foods in front of me. Like it.

Sep 7th, 2015
Laurent Noblet

Great value! For the price it delivers.

Great value! For the price it delivers.

Aug 19th, 2015
Ryan Mullins

Rich, round and supple

Rich, round and supple

Aug 19th, 2015
Jim Reed

Fine Wine Room Manager Harbor View Wines and Liquors

8.6

Soil, mineral and dried red and black fruit. A little hot

Soil, mineral and dried red and black fruit. A little hot

Jul 4th, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

For the price not bad.

For the price not bad.

Nov 29th, 2014