Domaine Lafage ‘Cuvee Nicolas’ Cotes Catalanes Grenache Noir Vieille Vignes 2016

Grenache from France - Other
Review Date : 27-Aug-2018
Very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is softly packed and gently expressed with aromas of dark raspberries with subtle notes of blackberries and liquorice, unfolding a little dark-red floral lift. This builds in presence with aeration. Full-bodied, the palate has rich, juicy and lusciously sweet flavours of dark raspberry fruit along with black fruits and hints of liquorice, with florals. The flavours are up-front and the palate has plenty of weight and presence. The tannins are fine-grained and allied with soft acidity, allowing some alcohol power to show. The wine carries to a light, elegant finish. This is a powerful, up=front, juicy and lusciously sweet, dark raspberry-fruited old-vine Grenache with fine grained tannins and structure. Match with barbecued and roasted red meat dishes over the next 4-5 years. Named after Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage’s son. Hand-picked Grenache Noir, vines around 65 y.o., fermented to 15.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in seasoned oak. 17.5/20 Aug 2018 RRP $24.99

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