On a soil base of red sand and clay with the classic galets roulés (round stones, typical for Lirac and Chateauneuf-du-Pape soils), this incredible value is a 50/50 blend of Grenache and Syrah. Powerful on the nose, with violet flowers, red and blue fruits and earthy notes. The palate follows suit, but with well integrated tannin and balanced acidity.
|Format:||12 x 750ml|
|Region:||Lirac, Southern Rhone|
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The 2014 Lirac La Dame Rousse tastes just like the Cuvee de la Reine des Bois, only slightly less concentrated and more forward, with medium-bodied richness and a silky, polished feel on the palate. It’s a smoking value that readers need to seek out.
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