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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: 3

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Lafage

Agent: Glencairn Wine Merchants

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A blockbuster big southern French red wine that's what I call a palate-wacker. Juicy and full-bodied x 10. Very supple and smooth. Lots of fleshy blackberry aromas and flavours. Great value, quality and taste for the price. Pair with pork tenderloin.

Carignan food pairings: stuffed beef braciole, venison stew, sharp aged cheddar.

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This Lafage Tessellae Carignan 2015 was reviewed on September 30, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Blackberry, mocha and spice on the nose, the palate is full bodied and smooth with lots of complexity - notes of dark fruit, chocolate, mint and black pepper. Lingering spicy dark fruit finish.
Stephen Andrews reviewed this wine as follows:

Tasted Oct 31st, 2017. Colour dark red, thick legs. Aromas and flavours of black cherry, cranberry, strawberry, sandalwood and smoke. Taste dry, fruity, hot, mouthwatering with medium tannin. Finish with heat and black licorice. Looking for a high alcohol experience, with fruit this is it. Try pairing as a Thanksgiving wine ( wine folly).
I would pair it with a fat pork and beef burger. I would try this grape variety again.
From the Cotes Catalanes in the Southwest of France, Lafage Tessellae (2015) is a veilles vignes, full-bodied 100% Carignan wine. The wine is juicy red fruit, raspberry, dark chocolate and Christmas cake spice with a smoky finish, and so well priced as well. Decant for one hour and drink now with a big, juicy Porterhouse steak. - Community Wine Reviews

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