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Domaine Lafond Lirac Roc-Epine

Domaine Lafond
$19.99
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionRhone
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionLirac
Drinking Window
GrapesGrenacheShiraz/SyrahMourvedre
Wine Description:
Domaine Lafond Lirac Roc-Epine is a highly regarded wine from the Lirac appellation in the Rhône Valley. Produced by a renowned family-owned estate, this wine showcases the expertise and passion of its makers. The vineyard features old vines, which contribute to the wine's complexity and depth of flavor. The winemaking process involves careful selection of grapes and traditional techniques, resulting in a wine that beautifully expresses the terroir. With its rich and full-bodied style, Domaine Lafond Lirac Roc-Epine offers a harmonious blend of ripe fruit flavors, elegant tannins, and a long, satisfying finish. It is a true gem for wine enthusiasts seeking a high-quality Rhône wine experience. Read more
Pros:
  • Aged for 4 months in new French oak barrels
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Cons:
  • May require some aging to soften the tannins

User Rating:

3.8
Most Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

Domaine Lafond Lirac Roc-Epine is a remarkable wine that showcases the excellence of the Lirac appellation in the southern Rhône Valley of France. This wine is produced by Domaine Lafond, a renowned winery known for its commitment to quality and tradition. In the glass, Domaine Lafond Lirac Roc-Epine displays a deep ruby color, indicating its youth and vibrancy. On the nose, it offers an enticing bouquet of ripe red fruits, such as cherries and raspberries, accompanied by subtle hints of spices and herbs. These aromas are a testament to the wine's careful vinification and the meticulous selection of grapes. On the palate, this wine reveals a harmonious balance between its fruitiness and its structure. The ripe red fruits continue to dominate, with additional notes of blackberries and plums adding complexity. The wine's full body is supported by crunchy tannins, providing an elegant mouthfeel. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lingering impression of fruit and spice. Domaine Lafond Lirac Roc-Epine is an excellent choice for those seeking a refined and elegant red wine. It pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes, including roasted meats, game, and aged cheeses. This wine can be enjoyed now, but it also has the potential to age gracefully for several years, allowing its flavors to further develop and evolve. Overall, Domaine Lafond Lirac Roc-Epine is a superb representation of the Lirac appellation, showcasing the unique terroir and winemaking expertise of Domaine Lafond. Its combination of fruitiness, structure, and elegance make it a wine that is sure to impress both connoisseurs and casual wine enthusiasts alike. 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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