Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 261,898 strong:

Register Today!

Want the secret to buying great wine?

287,299Wine Reviews
261,898Members
30Seconds to join
Ad

Tessellae Old Vines Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre 2014 Wine Review

Tessellae Old Vines Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre 2014

Tessellae Old Vines Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre 2014

Côtes Du Roussillon, Midi A.P., France

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 6

  Add My Review


Price: $18.95

Drink: 2016-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Tessellae

Agent: Glencairn Wine Merchants

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Loads of fleshy black and purple plums on the nose and palate with cracked black pepper on the finish. Staggeringly great for the price. The 2014 vintage of Tessellae Old Vines Cotes du Roussillon is fresh and intriguing on the nose with fleshy purple plums, black fruit and some toast. Perfect for grilled meats. Finishes with pepper and dark spice. Highly recommended

Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre food pairings: juicy, rare steak, barbecued ribs in sauce, hamburger, hard cheese.

Best Beef Wine

This Tessellae Old Vines Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre 2014 was reviewed on May 15, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2015  2013  2012  2011 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

StoreStock    
INNES & TENTH LINE143 Add
RICHMOND & KIRKWOOD120 Add
BAY & KING (FIRST CANADIAN PLACE)106 Add
BLAIR & OGILVIE84 Add
BARRACK & KING83 Add
See More Edit

Reviews and Ratings

Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Tightly wound, a bit rough and gritty, decant this one for an hour or two (or even open, pour a half glass and drink the rest the next day) - it softens and opens up, the fruit really shines through and the components just come together beautifully. Black currant, leather, garrigue, pepper and bitter chocolate, very textured, quite appealling.
Domaine Lafage's Tessellaie Old Vines (2014) is a deep and dark 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre red wine blend from the Cotes du Roussillon. A fantastic value under $20 with a mouthful of ripe black and purple plums on the nose and palate with cracked black pepper on the finish. Drink now and for the next three years. - Community Wine Reviews

3 Members would buy this wine again

If you liked the Tessellae Old Vines Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre 2014, you might also like these wines:

Ad

FEEL LOST IN THE

LCBO?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Featherstone Sparkling Wine
Sparkling Rosé 2015,
Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A. ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 261,898 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award