A collection of Grenache based wines from France's Southern Rhone Valley. $336.94 worth of Grenache for only $284.99!
1x Barroche 'Liberty' VdF 2016
Another example of French winemakers settling for the ‘Vin de France’ designation to push the boundaries of French wine law. A Chateauneuf-du-Pape by another name.
1x Coudoulet de Beaucastel Cotes du Rhone 2015
Perennially one of the best Côtes du Rhône on the market, the Perrins have hit the mark again with their 2015 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet de Beaucastel. So complex, lush and rich, it can compete with many producers' Châteauneufs, this vintage reveals dark fruit, hints of cola, cinnamon and allspice and a long, slightly warm finish. Drink: 2017-2025 (Nov17)
92/100 - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate
1x Usseglio Lirac 2015
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.
89-92/100 - Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate
1x Santa Duc Vacqueyras ‘Les Aubes’ 2016
Dark red. The nose has an air of iodine, with squeezy black fruits attached; the fruit has some ease, charm. The palate is a typical Vacqueyras, based on lithe, peppered content, the tannins needing to soften. There are moments of fluid, raspberry flavoured gras along its path. It can draw itself together over time, expand its mid-late palate, and should be left until late 2019. 14.5°. 2027-29 (Mar18)
1x Santa Duc Gigondas 'Aux Lieux-Dits' 2015
Ruby-red. Ripe red fruit and floral pastille aromas show very good detail and an energizing suggestion of white pepper. Palate-caressing raspberry and bitter cherry flavors blend depth and energy with a smooth hand and show no rough edges. Fine-grained tannins lend shape to a very long, red-fruit-dominated finish that features a subtle touch of star anise. (Aug17)
90-92/100 - Josh Raynolds, vinous.com
1x Font de Michelle Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016
I tasted a number of lots that will go into the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape, including a Grenache out of vat that included nearly 10% white varieties. This was ripe and pure, with lovely fruit and spice. A Syrah from 800-liter new oak was rich, velvety and warm, while a blend of Grenache and Counoise was more pomegranate-like and tart but with silky tannins. A prospective blend Gonnet prepared was creamy and lush, with no obvious oak and just a slight bit of warmth on the lengthy finish. Drink: 2018-2030
92-94/100 - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate