Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Delicious Red Wine!

2006 Domaine Grand Veneur Lirac Clos de Sixte (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Lirac)

the nose on this wine is just heavenly. right out of the glass, i get a gush of plums and black cherries. There's also a gorgeous smokiness, and an aroma that reminds me of singed bacon, which of course i love. the palate is equally as impressive. the tannic grip on this wine is intense. i'm really impressed by the structure of this wine. the fruit is pure and smooth: blackberry jam, plums right from the farmer's market. the fruit is so fresh and vibrant to the point of being mouthwatering. and it's balanced with lively acid. the finish is a smooth but complex blend of charcoal, minerals, grilled meat fat and fruit jam. i just love this wine, and i think others would too. new world fans will love the fruit, but old world fans have to respect this wine. at least i do.
91 pts

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