2016 Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes
94 points Jeb Dunnuck
The 2016 Lafage Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes is one of the top red wine values in the world! 94 points from Jeb Dunnuck, less than $15/bottle, and Mr. Dunnuck has compared this one to Sine Qua Non. Not familiar with Sine Qua Non? There’s a good reason for that, as there’s an 8 year waiting list to get on their mailing list, and their wines would run you $150+. No waiting on this one though, and as good as the 2015 was, Jeb called the 2016 “the finest vintage for this cuvée to date (it’s in the same league as the off-the-charts 2015).”
A custom cuvée for European Cellars and a joint project between Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage, Bastide Miraflors is a cuvée created from Grenache grown on rocky, alluvial clay soils resembling those of the Rhône Valley combined with Syrah grown on schist in the village of Maury. After a long maceration of six weeks the wine ages for 12 months in concrete (Grenache) and 600L French oak demi-muids (Syrah).
Check out Jeb Dunnuck’s review of the wine. “A blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache from Lesquerde and Saint Martin de Fenouillet (both in the northern part of the Roussillon), aged all in older barrels and concrete tanks, it boasts rockstar notes of ripe blackberry fruits, spice, dried garrigue, and hints of chocolate. Possessing a full-bodied, layered mouthfeel, sweet tannins, and sensational purity, it’s another one of those values that almost seems too good to be true. Drink it any time over the coming 3-4 years.”
I don’t think I need to say much of anything else. Supplies are limited so stop by and pick some up soon. Can’t make it by — give us a call at 828.505.8588 and we can run your card over the phone. Cheers and happy drinking and eating in Asheville!
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