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2012 Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors Vieilles VignesBlend from France

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TASTING NOTES: "Very fresh, pale color with salmon hues. The nose references sea flavors with spices and minerality. The wine palate is crisp; the spiciness and fruit have a n...

  • 91 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"As for the two red wines, the 2012 Bastide Miraflors is a blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache aged in a combination of concrete tanks (for the Grenache) and demi-muids (for the Syrah). It went through a six week maceration, which no doubt explains the wine’s seriously intense fruit. Notes of violets, forest floor, black cherry jam and blackberries make an appearance in this medium-bodied, high-toned, dense, rich, complex, well-delineated red wine. Drink it over the next several years." (11/13)

Product Description:

TASTING NOTES:
"Very fresh, pale color with salmon hues. The nose references sea flavors with spices and minerality. The wine palate is crisp; the spiciness and fruit have a nice, round finish. Enjoy with mixed salads, cold and grilled meats." -Importer

WINE:
"One of the oldest viticultural areas of France, vines in the Roussillon were cultivated by the Romans, and perhaps even before that. With some of the most dramatic topography in France, many of the zones are composed of extremely steep hillsides - resembling the Priorat in Spain in many ways."

"One of the most sought-after winemakers of Europe at the moment, Jean-Marc Lafage lends his expertise with Southern European varietals to several top estates in both France and Spain (he makes Evodia with Eric Solomon among other custom cuvee projects) and also in South America. However, his best work is perhaps at home at his estate in the hills of the Roussillon with his wife, Eliane, also a highly accomplished winemaker." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 82383
Country France
Region Roussillon
Sub-Region Cotes du Roussillon
Ratings

91 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2012
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
Varietal(s) Syrah / Shiraz, Grenache / Garnacha
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, black currant, dust and leather
Nose spice box, cedar, dark fruit, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco and red fruit