The Lirac Reine de Bois is probably the most important wine in this entire appellation. It is a unique blend of close to equal parts Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre that’s brought up in 30% used barrels, the balance in stainless steel. It literally jumps from the glass with loads of blackberry and currant fruits, graphite, charred meats, and peppery herbs.
|Format:||3 x 1500ml|
|Region:||Lirac, Southern Rhone|
|Varietal(s):||Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre|
93 POINTS, WINE SPECTATOR:
A second consecutive winner from this fine estate, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape is 66% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 6% Cinsault and 3% of the other permitted varieties. Grilled red plums lead off, fleshed out by other ripe stone fruits. Full-bodied and plush, it's creamy in texture through the mid-palate, then long and silky on the finish, where it picks up hints of Asian five spice powder.
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