Dark garnet in color. Expressive Red fruits and spicy. Sweet tannins and good length
Ageing up to 10 years
|Vintage:||2015||Grape Varietals:||50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre||ABV:||14%|
Vineyards Clay and limestone
Area: 24 hectares
Age of Vines: 80 years
Yield: 24 Hl/Ha
Production: 570 Hl
Harvest and VInification Harvest by hand and 100% destemmed. Maceration for 21 days in cement tank - Fermentation with controlled temperature at Château de Ségriès
Stews, Grilled meats, Game, Various cheeses
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC Code - case||SRP/Unit|
|F0EE226063GRM||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 00113 2||10 784585 00113 9||$22.95|
|TBD||1.5L||6||Glass||7 84585 01934 2||10 784585 01934 9||$52.00|
"The 2016 Lirac Cuvée Réservée, another terrific wine from this estate, is mostly Grenache blended with 30% Syrah and 10% each of Cinsault and Mourvèdre. Destemmed and brought up all in tank, this medium to full-bodied effort has loads of chocolate covered cherries, candied violets, lavender, and earthy minerality in its medium to full-bodied, ripe, sexy profile. It’s one delicious mouthful of fruit and will continue delivering the goods for another 4-6 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2019), 91 pts
"The 2016 Lirac is flat-out outstanding. It gives up a deep purple color as well as terrific notes of red plums, ripe cherries, melted licorice, and candied violets. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, with fine tannin and an elegant, yet sexy style, it’s a no-brainer purchase to enjoy over the coming the 4-5 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (September 2018), 91 pts
"Forward and plush, this full-bodied red offers ripe, primary flavors of summer plum and preserved cherry nuanced by subtle hints of bramble, dried mushroom and earth. It's a juicy, easy-drinking wine that's freshly balanced and framed by fine, lingering tannins. Enjoy now–2022. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"
- Wine Enthusiast (March 2019), 90 pts
"The 2016 Lirac Cuvee Reservee (that's the American label, elsewhere it's just labeled Lirac), a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 10% Cinsault, is a terrific value for consumers looking for an authentic Southern Rhône. It’s medium to full-bodied, with scents of ripe cherries, licorice and cracked pepper. The tannins are a bit firm, but they add a pleasantly rough edge to the long, spicy finish. Drink it over the next 5-6 years. - Joe Czerwinski"- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #233, October 2017), 90 pts
"This has the frank ripeness of the vintage, with creamy-edged plum and boysenberry preserve flavors inlaid liberally with black licorice and fruitcake notes. Good juicy energy drives the fruit through the finish. Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2020. 6,500 cases made. –JM"
- Wine Spectator (Web Only 2017), 90 pts
"Intensely ripe and velvety, this full-bodied, slightly warming red offers loads of richly extracted black-cherry and blackberry flavors. Bold, gripping tannins and hints of graphite and granite lend structure and elegance, but it's a decadent, big-boned wine that needs time to meld. Enjoy from 2020–2026 - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (September 2018), 89 pts
"The medium to full-bodied 2015 Lirac Cuvee Reservee (that's the American label, elsewhere it's just labeled Lirac) shows a more evolved, rustic character than the 2016. It’s leathery and plummy, still with lovely spice notes, but already drying out a bit on the palate. Drink it over the next year or two. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #233 October 2017), 89 pts
"The 2013 Lirac is also impressive. Made from 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 10% Mourvèdre, destemmed and aged all in cement tanks, it has rockin' Provencal character in its garrigue, black cherry, black raspberry and peppery spice aromas and flavors. These give way to a medium-bodied, elegant, balanced Lirac that has fine tannin, good freshness and elegance, and a beautiful finish. It will have 5-8 years of prime drinking. - Jeb Dunnuck"- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #223, March 2016), 90 pts
"Dark ruby. Ripe boysenberry, cherry and floral pastille scents are given a spicy touch by a suggestion of white pepper. Fleshy and broad on entry, offering bitter cherry and blue fruit flavors that become more taut with air. Plenty rich, but there's good tension here as well. Closes smoky, spicy and long, with an echo of candied flowers and smooth tannins lending grip. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (June 2016), 90 pts
"Outstanding juice, the 2012 Lirac (50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 5% each of Mourvedre and Carignan) exhibits lots of sweet black fruits, ground pepper and earth, medium-bodied richness and a classy, pure style on the palate. It's a terrific value and will have another 5-6 years of prime drinking. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #216, January 2015), 90 pts
"A rounded, friendly style, with a core of plum, blackberry coulis and crushed boysenberry notes, followed by red licorice and lightly singed apple wood accents. A briary echo offsets the juicy fruit. Drink now through 2014. 3,500 cases made. –JM"
Wine Spectator (October 31st 2013), 89 pts
"The 2011 Lirac Cuvee Reservee (50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and the rest Cinsault, Mourvedre and Carignan) offers dense, ripe, black currant and black cherry fruit intermixed with licorice, forest floor and underbrush. This spicy, fleshy, succulent red possesses both structure and depth. Consume this impressive Lirac over the next 3-4 years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 90 pts + BEST BUY