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Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes Syrah - Grenache

Domaine Lafage
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionLanguedoc-Roussillon
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionPays d'Oc
Drinking Window
GrapesShiraz/Syrah
Wine Description:
Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes Syrah-Grenache is a captivating wine that showcases the expertise of the producer. Hailing from the esteemed appellation of Côtes du Roussillon in France, this wine is crafted from old vines that lend depth and complexity to its character. The vineyard features unique terroir, with its rocky soils and Mediterranean climate, which impart distinct flavors and aromas. The winemaking process involves careful selection and blending of Syrah and Grenache grapes, resulting in a harmonious balance of fruitiness and spice. The wine exudes a rich and velvety texture, with notes of dark berries, black pepper, and hints of floral undertones. This exceptional wine is a true testament to the artistry and passion behind its creation. Read more
Pros:
  • Rich and full-bodied with a velvety texture
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Cons:
  • May be too bold and powerful for those who prefer lighter wines
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User Rating:

3.9
Most Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

This wine is a blend of Syrah and Grenache grapes from the Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors vineyard, showcasing the expertise and dedication of the winemakers. The use of old vines, known as "Vieilles Vignes," adds depth and complexity to the wine. On the nose, this wine offers a captivating bouquet of ripe dark fruits, such as blackberries and plums, accompanied by hints of black pepper and spices. The aromas are further enhanced by subtle floral notes, adding an elegant touch. The palate is rich and full-bodied, with velvety tannins that provide a smooth and luxurious mouthfeel. The flavors of black fruits continue to dominate, complemented by notes of licorice and dark chocolate. The well-integrated oak brings a touch of vanilla and adds complexity to the wine. The Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes Syrah - Grenache is a well-balanced wine with a long and satisfying finish. It pairs beautifully with grilled meats, hearty stews, and aged cheeses. Enjoy it now or cellar it for a few years to allow the flavors to further develop. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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