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2011 Domaine Lafond French - Rhone (Red Blend) "Lirac Roc Epine"

Lafond 2011 Lirac Roc Epine

Winery: Domaine Lafond

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Lirac Roc Epine"

Wine Category: French - Rhone (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 5% Carignan, & 5% Mourvedre

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Lirac

State or country: France

Price: $17

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: March 27, 2013

Wine Review: This opaque and dark ruby colored red blend from Lirac opens with a mild boysenberry like bouquet with a hint of blackberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a spicy black raspberry with notes of black licorice, black pepper, and toasty old oak. The finish is dry and its moderate oak tannins are nicely prolonged. I would pair this wine with slow cooked pulled pork. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A powerful and full-bodied wine with a deep ruby red colour with violet tints. The nose is complex: cinnamon, stewed fruit, and Morello cherry. After a firm and ample attack, on the palate we have vanilla and peppery notes which last to the finish. This is a rich and supple wine, long in the mouth.

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