Tessellae Old Vines Côtes Du Roussillon Domaine Lafage Carignan 2011 Wine Review

Tessellae Old Vines Côtes Du Roussillon Domaine Lafage Carignan 2011
Tessellae Old Vines Côtes Du Roussillon Domaine Lafage Carignan 2011
Tessellae Old Vines Côtes Du Roussillon Domaine Lafage Carignan 2011
A.P., Midi, France
Community Score: 4.6/5
Community Reviews: 3
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Product #: 343517


 
Price: $18.95
Alcohol: 14%
Drink: 2013-2018
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Tessellae
Agent: Glencairn Wine Merchants
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Natalie's Score: 93/100

Fresh, full-bodied and invigorating: those adjectives don't usually go together but in this wine they blend beautifully. Although the alcohol is high, this full-bodied wine is nimble on its feet and tastes balanced and just right. Aromas of fleshy black fruit, just enough toast from oak and a cool breeze across a moor of garrigue on a long finish.

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This was reviewed October 12, 2013 by
 

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Neil Phillips rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Deep purple, with brighter red on the rim.

Nose of sweet spice cake, molasses biscuit, red plums, blueberry, a hint of vanilla. The alcohol is prevalent on the nose.

Racy on the palate, all about the bright red fruits (slightly stewed - almost chutney-like) with pepper, dried herbs, capsicum.

Medium-plus tannins remain firm, though it finished a tad shorter than I expected, initially. Having said that, structure is very good.
This full-bodied red wine is a blend of 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Grenache Gris grapes, the latter being a rare white wine grape. The wine was matured for 1 year in concrete tanks then bottled unfiltered. Source: Winery

 
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