Xavier Lirac 2016
Deep ruby colour. Very dark. Fresh and delicate aroma of red fruits, black fruits, scrubland, and spices. Tones of leather, liquorice, truffles, and cocoa are developing. Balanced wines, in the mouth they blend ample and soft tannins with original body.
Commenting on the wine along similar veins, Parker awards it 92 Points, saying it is of 'Ripe fruit, ranging from raspberries and cherries to hints of stone fruit. Yet, it's not over the top or simply fruity. This full-bodied wine adds hints of leather, garrigue and licorice along the way, evolving from creamy to velvety on the palate and through the lasting finish. '
Lirac is the southernmost cru in the Rhône Valley and certainly the least well-known! It grows in tranquil isolation, far from the beaten path. That said, the wine has been cultivated here since ancient times, and the appellation has been an official Côtes du Rhône cru since 1947. We have tasted quite some other bottles from Xavier Vins; we believe this is a good LIrac with strong vintage and terroir characters.
Go outsde your comfort zone and try a good bottle of Lirac, today.