Famille Bréchet

Plateau des Chênes Lirac Red Rhone Blend

9.0146 ratings
9.021 pro ratings
Lirac, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

The importer’s slogan, reprinted on the back label, proclaims “place over process.” That’s ironic, give that this is a 15% chocolatey behemoth. It’s not bad, and many people like this style. I don’t, however. I’ll repeat myself: global warming, Robert Parker, and Phillipe Cambie are killing (maybe have already killed) the Southern Rhône.

The importer’s slogan, reprinted on the back label, proclaims “place over process.” That’s ironic, give that this is a 15% chocolatey behemoth. It’s not bad, and many people like this style. I don’t, however. I’ll repeat myself: global warming, Robert Parker, and Phillipe Cambie are killing (maybe have already killed) the Southern Rhône.

Dec 4th, 2020
Jake Hajer

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

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

Jul 23rd, 2020
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

9.0

Pretty good weight and flowers like rose or lavender on the finish

Pretty good weight and flowers like rose or lavender on the finish

2 people found it helpfulMar 10th, 2016
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.4

60 Syrah / 40 Grenache $22 / 91pts ABImports206

60 Syrah / 40 Grenache $22 / 91pts ABImports206

2 people found it helpfulJan 22nd, 2014
philip muzzy

rustic elegance. think 6'4" worth of bearded blackberry bear hugs and grandmas rose perfume. fabulous

rustic elegance. think 6'4" worth of bearded blackberry bear hugs and grandmas rose perfume. fabulous

1 person found it helpfulMar 5th, 2016
Joel Pennington #❤️🐢🍷

Owner/Winemaker Slow Turtle Vineyard

8.8

Grenache/Syrah Rhone blend. A bit tart, but the acidity is on point which helps. Happy holidays!

Grenache/Syrah Rhone blend. A bit tart, but the acidity is on point which helps. Happy holidays!

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2015
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

8.9

15% plump spicy mulberry good length

15% plump spicy mulberry good length

May 21st, 2015
Mark Lindzy

Vibrant acidity and dark fruit and earth. Needs lamb or ribeye steak fo' shizzle.

Vibrant acidity and dark fruit and earth. Needs lamb or ribeye steak fo' shizzle.

May 14th, 2015
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

8.8

Really great value

Really great value

Mar 30th, 2015
Isaac Pirolo

Lavender and stone.

Lavender and stone.

Dec 27th, 2014