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Lirac Domaine Moulin des Chênes

France | 2016
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(1 customer review)

£14.95 a bottle

This wine is deep crimson in colour, with aromas of strawberries and blackberries. On the palate, the wine has a velvety mouthfeel and fresh acidity. Redcurrant flavours continue through the mouthwatering finish. Brilliant example of vibrant, richly fruity and spicy Southern Rhône red. Near neighbour to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A great find and one of our best value for money wines on the whole list.

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Origin

Bordering Châteauneuf-du-Pape to the west, the Lirac region has almost identical soils (red clay and the classic large galet stones) and classic Mediterranean climate, although the cooling influence of the northerly Mistral wind is probably less pertinent here than in Châteaunuef-du-Pape. With over 2,500 hours of sunlight per year on average, the wines are not unsurprisingly rich in fruit flavours, texture and body.

Producer

Laurent and Julien Bréchet are the relatively new managers (since 2010) of this well established estate. Already renowned producers, the Famille Bréchet own the famous Gigondas estate of Domaine des Bosquets and Domaine de Vaudieu in Châteaunuef-du-Pape. Since they have taken over control, the quality has jumped remarkably and their expert touch can been seen in the quality, texture and balance of this fabulous Lirac. And unlike its more fashionable neighbours Lirac does not (yet) command the same prices in the market.

Grape Variety

37% Cinsault , 36% Syrah/Shiraz, 16% Grenache/Garnacha, 11% Mourvèdre

Food Match

Ideal with any grilled or smoked meats and game, casseroles and Middle Eastern spice meat dishes.

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Additional information

Vintage

2016

Grape Variety

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Country of Origin

Other

Vegetarian, Vegan

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Food Pairing

Beef, Red Meats, Roast Lamb

Region

Southern Rhone

Style

Full Bodied & Rich Reds

1 review for Lirac Domaine Moulin des Chênes

  1. N

    Recently tried the 2012. Quite refined for a Rhone at this price. Dark fruit with a spicy edge, subtle vanilla and good acidity. Alcohol overpowers it a little.

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