"Leading off the 2018s, the classic 2018 Lirac La Dame Rousse checks in as an even split of Grenache and Syrah that was brought up all in stainless steel. It’s a more open, expressive wine compared to the more structured Reine des Bois and has loads of Provençal charm in its spicy red and black fruits, peppery garrigue, and incense aromas and flavors. Already hard to resist, this medium-bodied, front end loaded, charming 2018 will drink nicely for 4-5 years or so."
"A 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah, the 2017 Lirac la Dame Rousse still hadn't been bottled at the time of my visit. It features ripe red and black cherries and a hint of chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, rich and velvety in feel, it should drink well young. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October 2019), 89-91 pts
"Based on equal parts Grenache and Syrah brought up in stainless steel, the 2017 Lirac La Dame Rousse is another winner. Ripe black cherries, ground herbs, hints of leather, and tons of spice notes all emerge from this medium-bodied, supple, seamless red that's beautifully balanced. With no hard edges, light tannins, and tons of charm, it's well worth seeking out and will keep for 4-5 years."
"Another outstanding wine is the 2016 Lirac La Dame Rousse, an even split of Grenache and Syrah, completely destemmed, that was brought up in tank. It offers a full-bodied, pure, elegant style that’s very much in the style of the vintage as well as lots of dark fruits, violets, pepper, and obvious minerality. I love its purity of fruit, it’s nicely balanced, and it’s just a beautiful wine in a fabulous vintage for the southern Rhône."
"Plush layers of preserved plum and cherry are speckled by darker tones of licorice, granite and dried earth in this plump, enveloping red. Full bodied and rippling like silk, it's a powerful yet open-knit wine with a soft, cocoa-powder finish. Enjoy now–2023. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"
"Enticingly ripe, with dense raspberry and blackberry paste flavors forming the core while light anise, sweet spice and toast notes fill in around it. A licorice edge takes center stage through the finish. For the hedonist crowd. Drink now through . 2,300 cases made. –JM"