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Lafage Tessellae Carignan 2015 Wine Review

Lafage Tessellae Carignan 2015

Lafage Tessellae Carignan 2015

Cotes Catalanes, Southwest I.G.P., France

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Lafage

Agent: Glencairn Wine Merchants

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VIEILLES VIGNES . Juicy and full-bodied. Very supple and smooth. Lots of fleshy blackberry aromas and flavours. Great value, quality and taste for the price. Pair with pork tenderloin. MINE: Tessellae Vieilles Vignes Carignan 2014 is made from 100% Carignan grape. Vines are 70 years old growing on schist soils. On the palate, there is crushed raspberry, dark chocolate, anise and a lingering smoky finish. Full-bodied and smooth, supple tannins, this wine is hunting for rib steak. Can also hold in cellar for three-plus years. OTHER: Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review: Quite alluring! Nice fruit forward berry notes along with layered mint and spice aromas. The palate is just wow! I am loving the juicy berry minty flavours with balanced acidity, moderate developing tannins, and a long juicy finish. A delish medium+ bodied red. Tasted March 2017 by @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca. OTHER: Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review: This 100% old vines Carignan from the Cote Catalanes in France. An expressive wine showing plum, sweet black berry, mocha, and spice on the nose and palate. Silky smooth with a touch of tannins making it a great choice for gourmet burgers. Tasted June 2016. 89 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca. OTHER: A sensational value the readers should snatch up is the 2015 IGP Cotes Catalanes Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes! This full-bodied, ripe, sexy red has incredible purity of fruit, no hard edges and classic notes of blackberries, plums, spice and pepper. It's a screaming deal. Drink Date: 2017-2020. Score - 92 (Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com, April 28, 2017). - Community Wine Reviews



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