Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine Lirac Rouge 2010

Rhone Red Blends from Rhone, France

Price: $19.99
Item No. 130838
  • RP90
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Winemaker's 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.

Critical Acclaim

"A blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah, the 2010 Lirac Roc-Epine offers up a pretty, fruit-driven bouquet of smoked raspberries, licorice, pepper and spice-box to go with a medium-bodied, rich and nicely concentrated profile on the palate. Fleshing out in the glass and showing real class, this elegant, balanced and fresh Lirac will dish out loads of pleasure over the coming 4-5 years. Drink now-2018"
90 Points

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Learn About Other Rhône

Other appellations of the Rhône include: in the North – St-Péray, Chateau Grillet; in the South – Lirac, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Tricastin, Rasteau

Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

Read More About Rhone Red Blends

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