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Lafage Côté Sud 2012 Wine Review

Lafage Côté Sud 2012

Lafage Côté Sud 2012

Côtes Catalanes, Roussillon I.G.P., France

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2014-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Lafage

Agent: Glencairn Wine Merchants

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Seductive fleshy blackberry and black on the nose and palate of this full-bodied, supple French red wine that's a blend of syrah and grenache grapes. The vines are planted on south-facing terraces at the foot of the Pyrenees, Cote Sud translates to South Side. The white sister wine of this red is called Cote Est or East Side... sounds like a Broadway musical. Eastside Story ;)

Food pairings: breaded veal cutlets, duck breast with celeriac purée, pomegranate gastrique and Brussel sprout ragout, tagliatelle alla Bolognese, chicken herb-rubbed roast.

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This Lafage Côté Sud 2012 was reviewed on January 20, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Tasted in 2021, this wine is lovely, especially considering the affordable price point. Aromas of blackberry and plum, along with dried herbs, tea and smoke. Full bodied and smooth on the palate, fruit is still ripe but perhaps starting to fade just a bit with some subtle, drying tannins, and some dusty herb and tea hints carrying through on the finish. I would say there is still a couple of years left on this wine which makes it a fantastic value. Enjoy with slow roasted pork.
This southern French red wine was matured in concrete tanks. The 2012 vintage of the Cotes Catalanes Cote Sud is a blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache grapes. This wine will reward short-term cellaring of a few years. - Community Wine Reviews

1 Member would buy this wine again

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