Grape Variety: Grenache Blend – 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes, Languedoc Roussillon, France.
Price: $18.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: White chili and coleslaw.
Opened 90-minutes before drinking. Clear, dark garnet color with a lighter brick red rim. Damp earth, ripe plum and sweet spice aromas. VERY smooth, peppery JUICY and slightly alcohol hot mouthfeel, medium body and a 400-grit texture. Ripe and juicy blackberry, boysenberry, plum and licorice flavors. Nice edgy acidity, very, very fine grained tannins and a delicious bitter blackberry sweet fruit finish. We enjoyed it with the white chili, but not so much sipping after the dinner. The ripeness of the grapes gave this Grenache Blend a unique character that should appeal to a large percent of red wine drinkers. We were not as taken with the ripe fruit and called it a very interesting and luscious Grenache blend.
Just a little non sequitur, the bottle was so heavy it felt full when it was empty. Although this may seem silly, but the very heavy weight of the bottle made it difficult to pour three equal glasses of wine for each of us…and, we would rather put the money in the wine, not the bottle!!!
See our reviews of other Domaine Lafage wines.
Alcohol Content: 15%
Closure: Aluminium covered 45mm Reconstructed cork.
UPC Code: 3 760031 473323
Imported by: European Cellars; Charolotte, North Carolina.