Georges Lelektsoglou

Vieilles Vignes Cairanne Red Blend

9.214 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
France
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

Beautiful wine. Unreal nose of west earth, mineral, cassis, intense ripe fruit but huge mineral background. Just terrific. What a value this is. White pepper and herbs as well. Palate is elegant, juicy and has gorgeous ripe fruit and minerals galore. Still some structure to burn and finish is short as it needs air. But wow. It’s all there. I’ll be back as it breathes. Juicy and already fleshing out after 5 minutes. Terrific length. This gets so complete after an hour or so. Really energetic and sappy fruit. Great freshness.

Beautiful wine. Unreal nose of west earth, mineral, cassis, intense ripe fruit but huge mineral background. Just terrific. What a value this is. White pepper and herbs as well. Palate is elegant, juicy and has gorgeous ripe fruit and minerals galore. Still some structure to burn and finish is short as it needs air. But wow. It’s all there. I’ll be back as it breathes. Juicy and already fleshing out after 5 minutes. Terrific length. This gets so complete after an hour or so. Really energetic and sappy fruit. Great freshness.

Nov 7th, 2021
Tom Casagrande

This is terrific. Very detailed nose. Dark, pure blackberry, crystallized ginger, crushed stones, roasted green herbs. Ripe and expansive in the mouth, very long and persistent. Lots of mineral cling. Very old school. Superb value.

This is terrific. Very detailed nose. Dark, pure blackberry, crystallized ginger, crushed stones, roasted green herbs. Ripe and expansive in the mouth, very long and persistent. Lots of mineral cling. Very old school. Superb value.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Excited to taste and drink some value wines as all I had was baller stuff until the recent shipment. If I have 10 cases of wine in my apartment I’ll drink all the value stuff first. When I have no value stuff I drink the baller stuff with no rhyme or reason. Maybe TMI here but hey, 4 people are reading this.

This is a smoking great value. Nose is cassis, herbs de Provence, licorice, and stones. Very deep nose. Smells like a gigondas or CDP. Palate is silky and ripe and holds its 15% admirably. Big tannins but ripe and sweet and just tremendous structure and admirable purity .

This has really come together after 6 hours. Elegant, crunch, balanced, pure and long. 9.2 to 9.3.

Excited to taste and drink some value wines as all I had was baller stuff until the recent shipment. If I have 10 cases of wine in my apartment I’ll drink all the value stuff first. When I have no value stuff I drink the baller stuff with no rhyme or reason. Maybe TMI here but hey, 4 people are reading this.

This is a smoking great value. Nose is cassis, herbs de Provence, licorice, and stones. Very deep nose. Smells like a gigondas or CDP. Palate is silky and ripe and holds its 15% admirably. Big tannins but ripe and sweet and just tremendous structure and admirable purity .

This has really come together after 6 hours. Elegant, crunch, balanced, pure and long. 9.2 to 9.3.

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2022
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director, Red Lion Inn

9.2

Smokin’. So good. Grippy and wonderful.

Smokin’. So good. Grippy and wonderful.

1 person found it helpfulApr 12th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.1

What a smokeshow. Gorgeous nose of cherry liquer, cassis and lavender. Amazing purity and so not gloppy Grenache. Smell those Galets. Spice and licorice as well. Palate is so fresh and elegant with unreal purity. So juicy and Stoney with a trickle of heat but as it airs it will integrate. Lovely texture and freshness. Long finish.

What a smokeshow. Gorgeous nose of cherry liquer, cassis and lavender. Amazing purity and so not gloppy Grenache. Smell those Galets. Spice and licorice as well. Palate is so fresh and elegant with unreal purity. So juicy and Stoney with a trickle of heat but as it airs it will integrate. Lovely texture and freshness. Long finish.

1 person found it helpfulMay 23rd, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Stunning nose. Lavender, garrigue, menthol, earthy, wet earth, cassis, super aromatic. Palate is big and rich but fresh and super straight as an arrow. Very pure. Nice tannins and big acids suggest this can age for 10-12 years. Great wine.

Stunning nose. Lavender, garrigue, menthol, earthy, wet earth, cassis, super aromatic. Palate is big and rich but fresh and super straight as an arrow. Very pure. Nice tannins and big acids suggest this can age for 10-12 years. Great wine.

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2018
Andrew Schirmer

Heat & tannin blow off/soften after three hours to reveal a lovely core of structured sweet fruit with garrigue. Nice work.

Heat & tannin blow off/soften after three hours to reveal a lovely core of structured sweet fruit with garrigue. Nice work.

May 13th, 2022
Steve Anderson

Old vines, equal parts Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan. Solid QPR,

Old vines, equal parts Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan. Solid QPR,

Aug 8th, 2021
Steve Anderson

Beautiful nose, Intense fruit. Equal parts Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan and Syrah.

Beautiful nose, Intense fruit. Equal parts Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan and Syrah.

Jan 24th, 2021
Angelo Casagrande

Big, intense, full of dark berry and some earthiness. Day 2 mellows a little, liked it even more.

Big, intense, full of dark berry and some earthiness. Day 2 mellows a little, liked it even more.

Apr 23rd, 2018