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Alain Jaume Lirac Rouge Roquedon
Alain Jaume ( Grand Veneur )
France - Rhone Valley - Lirac AOC   

Inky color. The nose is dominated by aromas of wild fruit (blackcurrant, blackberry) and spices. Long and balanced mouth. "Roquedon" delivers more of the "round"- "sweet" body from the Grenache, and cherry-red fruit expression. The mouth is full, with flavors of blackcurrant, liquor and spice. Tannins are both harmonious and elegant. The palate finishes with hints of liquorice and vanilla, which brings length and complexity to the wine.

Specifications
Appellation
Lirac AOC
Varietal(s)
60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Carignan.
Soil type
limestone & rock
Vinification
Traditional wine-making in stainless still vats. Crushed and destemmed grapes. Fermentation temperature : 30°C. 18 days of vatting with pigeages. Aging 90% in vats and 10% in oak barrels.

Reviews and News

2016 Alain Jaume Lirac Rouge Roquedon - 92 PTS - JD

2016 Alain Jaume Lirac Rouge Roquedon - 92 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Based on 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and the rest Mourvèdre and Carignan, the 2016 Lirac Roquedon offers more black (and even some blue) fruits to go with complex white pepper, garrigue, and new leather aromas and flavors. Ripe, opulent, and fleshy on the palate, this medium to full-bodied Lirac has loads of character."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2019), 92 pts

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2015 Alain Jaume Lirac Rouge Roquedon - 90 PTS - WE

2015 Alain Jaume Lirac Rouge Roquedon - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"Hints of violets and smoky minerals abound in this easy-drinking yet stylish red. Ripe black-cherry and plum flavors are voluptuous and weighty on the palate but brightened by fresh acidity. The finish is firm and upright, grounded by persistent, fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2022. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA."
- Wine Enthusiast (May 2018), 90 pts

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2015 Alain Jaume Lirac Rouge Roquedon - 90 PTS - WA

2015 Alain Jaume Lirac Rouge Roquedon - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"The 2015 Lirac Roquedon is dense and concentrated, boasting dark plummy fruit, notes of black olive and asphalt. It's medium to full-bodied and sturdy, with firm tannins that could use another year to settle down. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue # 238, August 31st 2018), 90 pts

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2014 Alain Jaume Lirac Rouge Roquedon - 88-90 PTS - WA

2014 Alain Jaume Lirac Rouge Roquedon - 88-90 PTS - WA

wa300"Made in the same mold as the Clos de Sixte, the 2014 Lirac Roquedon is a plump, forward and mouth-filling Lirac that has considerable charm in its plum, wild strawberry, garrigue and peppery spice-laced bouquet. It’s another high quality wine that will drink well on release. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (October 30th 2015), 88-90 pts

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2012 Alain Jaume Lirac Rouge Roquedon - 90 PTS - WS

2012 Alain Jaume Lirac Rouge Roquedon - 90 PTS - WS

wine spectator 90 pts"Shows a slightly mature edge to the plum sauce and blackberry coulis flavors at the core, with dried anise, warm fruitcake and mulled spice notes emerging steadily through the finish. Fresh acidity keeps this driving along. Drink now through 2018. 2,500 cases made."
- Wine Spectator (October 2016), 90 pts

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2012 Alain Jaume Lirac Rouge Roquedon - 88 PTS - W&S

2012 Alain Jaume Lirac Rouge Roquedon - 88 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Old enough to have taken on some mature, leathery notes, this is mellow and savory, with a satisfying chew to its spicy black raspberry fruit."
- Wine & Spirit Magazine (February 2017), 88 pts

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2012 Alain Jaume Lirac Rouge Roquedon - 88 PTS - VINOUS

2012 Alain Jaume Lirac Rouge Roquedon - 88 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Full ruby. Deep-pitched cherry compote and singed plum aromas are given a spicy edge by a suggestion of cracked pepper. Fleshy and warm on the palate, offering broad dark fruit flavors and a touch of candied licorice. Finishes smoky, sweet and smooth, displaying very soft tannins and repeating warmth. Plenty rich, but I'd have liked a little more vibrancy. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (June 2016), 88 pts

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Producer Information: Alain Jaume ( Grand Veneur )

In the 14th century, during their stay in Avignon, the popes built a papal castle in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Impressed by the area’s exceptional terroir surrounding the castle, Pope Jean XXII planted the ...
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