Mont Redon Lirac Rouge 2015
6 PACK BUY “Baby” Chateauneuf at a bargain price
Château Mont-Redon will be familiar to those who know and love Châteauneuf-du-Pape being well recognized as the owners of some of the most highly regarded vineyard sites in the appellation. The superb quality of its vineyards (100 hectares) has been recognized throughout history and prior to the change of the appellation controlee system it was one of the few “Grand cru’s” in the region (together with Chateau Rayas), and producing some of the most elegant of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
This wine comes from their vineyards in Lirac, situated on the opposite bank of the Rhone River to Chateauneuf-du-Pape between the towns of Orange and Avignon. They have been crafting wines here since 1997 in the shadow of its famous appellation neighbour on similar soils of sand and pebbles. Summers are dry and hot with the warm mistral winds keeping away any humidity.
They have all the classic floral notes and aromatics you’d expect from a great Chateauneuf-du-Pape at half the price – all handpicked and selected fruit which ensures absolute quality. This really is delicious medium weight rouge with signature Mont Redon elegance. It reminds me of ‘baby chateauneuf du pape’ – everything you’d expect from a great Chateauneuf-du-Pape but at a bargain price!
90 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous “Brilliant ruby-red. Spice-accented dark berry, cherry pit and succulent flowers on the perfumed nose. Fleshy and broad in the mouth but lively as well, offering sappy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter with air. Closes gently tannic, with very good energy and persistence, leaving a spicecake note behind. Drink 2017- 2021.’
“A traditional blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, one-third of the 2015 Lirac was aged in barrel, the remainder in tank. Aromas of raspberries, cinnamon and clove dominate, while the medium to full-bodied palate shows ample concentration and silky tannins. This is a likable, easy-drinking red that would serve as a nice introduction to the appellation.” JOE CZERWINSKI, erobertparker.com
**SPECIAL 6 PACK PRICE .. Only $29.99 when you buy 6 of this wine** RRP $44
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France, Lirac, Southern Rhone
Grenache and Blends
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