Dom Grand Veneur Lirac Clos De Sixte 2014Product #31993 (Not Available)

Dom Grand Veneur Lirac Clos De Sixte 2014
Bottle Size Bottle (750ml)
Color/Type Red
Country/State France
Price $10 - $30
Producer Dom Grand Veneur
Region Rhone: Other Southern Rhone
Varietal Rhone Blend
Vintage 2014

Until phylloxera arrived in 1863, Lirac was the most important and famous red wine region in all of the Southern Rhone – much more so than Chateauneuf du Pape across the Rhone River to the west.  Wines like this beauty from the Jaume family are helping to make the case for Lirac quality once gain.  As always, the quality starts in the vineyard with low yields, lots of handwork, and certified organic farming of vines growing amidst piles of the rounded Rhone river stones called galet.  The blend – 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre – and winemaking are almost identical to Grand Veneur’s highly rated Chateauneuf du Papes.  You’ll find loads of Chateauneuf character here - blackberry, raspberry, licorice, black olive, savory herb and more – and also a distinctly Lirac texture:  smooth, open, and almost silky.

"Powerful dark berry, licorice and smoky mineral aromas, along with suave floral and peppery spice accents. Smooth and fleshy on the palate, offering appealingly sweet black raspberry and lavender pastille flavors sharpened by a hint of white pepper. Deftly blends richness and vivacity and finishes long and sweet, with supple tannins lending gentle grip."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

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