Lafage Syrah Grenache Bastide Miraflors 750 ml • 2016 •

country: France / region: Roussillon / style: Wine / size: 750 ml / vintage: 2016 / sku: 812
Jeb Dunnuck   94 Points
Reg. $14.99 $12.99
DESCRIPTION:
*Vintage may vary by location*

A custom cuvée for European Cellars and a joint project between Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage, Bastide Miraflors is a cuvée created from Grenache grown on rocky, alluvial clay soils resembling those of the Rhône Valley combined with Syrah grown on schist in the village of Maury. After a long maceration of six weeks the wine ages for 12 months in concrete (Grenache) and 600L French oak demi-muids (Syrah).

• Grenache • Syrah •
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRING:
Barbeque
Beef
Pizza

Ratings

Jeb Dunnuck   94 Points
WAJeb Dunnuck: 94 points
A wine that almost always over-delivers, the 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Bastide Miraflors is, I suspect, the finest vintage for this cuvée to date (it’s in the same league as the off-the-charts 2015). A blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache from Lesquerde and Saint Martin de Fenouillet (both in the northern part of the Roussillon), aged all in older barrels and concrete tanks, it boasts rockstar notes of ripe blackberry fruits, spice, dried garrigue, and hints of chocolate. Possessing a full-bodied, layered mouthfeel, sweet tannins, and sensational purity, it’s another one of those values that almost seems too good to be true. Drink it any time over the coming 3-4 years.