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Domaine Lafond Châteauneuf-du-Pape Roc Epine

Domaine Lafond
2011
2012
2017
$39.99
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Wine
RegionRhone
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionChâteauneuf-du-Pape
Drinking Window
GrapesShiraz/Syrah
Wine Description:
Domaine Lafond Châteauneuf-du-Pape Roc Epine is a premium wine produced by the renowned Domaine Lafond winery. This wine comes from the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, which is known for producing some of the finest wines in the world. The vineyard features a unique terroir with rocky soils and a warm Mediterranean climate, which gives the wine its distinct character. The winemaking process involves traditional techniques, including hand harvesting and aging in oak barrels, which results in a rich and complex wine. The style of the wine is full-bodied with intense flavors of dark fruit, spice, and earthy notes, making it a perfect choice for special occasions or pairing with hearty meals.
Pros:
  • Domaine Lafond Châteauneuf-du-Pape Roc Epine is an excellent example of a classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It is a richly-structured and generous wine, with a beautiful balance between ripe, savory fruits and an attractive, herbal complexity. The tannins are ripe and silky, and the finish is long and persistent
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Cons:
  • The wine is a bit on the expensive side, and the aromas and flavors can be a bit subdued when young
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User Rating:

4.3
Most Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

This Domaine Lafond Châteauneuf-du-Pape Roc Epine is a full-bodied, complex and powerful wine. On the nose, it offers aromas of black cherries, red currants and crushed violets, complemented by subtle notes of spices, leather and tobacco. On the palate, it is intense and layered, with flavors of dark berries, licorice and a hint of graphite. The finish is long and persistent, with a lingering warmth and a touch of pepper.
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