Pierre Usseglio Lirac 2015
We call this wine baby a Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Close your eyes, take a sniff and you could easily mistake this cracking little wine for its famed sibling. The fruit comes from a newly acquired 40yr old vineyard just across the river from Chateauneuf and is farmed by Lutte Raison ( a method very close to organic) It’s a classic blend Grenache (65%), Mourvedre (20%) & Cinsault (15%). Big and Rich, with depth and structure, this is the perfect wine for the cold winter nights ahead.
|Varietal||Grenache, Syrah & Mourvedre|
'Tasted as a final blend, but not yet bottled, the 2015 Lirac is 60% Grenache, 15% each of Mourvèdre and Syrah and the rest Cinsault, all aged in equal parts tank and once and twice used demi-muids. There’s only 600 cases made, and it has terrific density and depth, with notes of blackcurrants, black cherries and licorice. Nicely concentrated and textured, it will be terrific value and drink nicely through at least 2022.'
89-92 points - Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate