Monday, October 6, 2008

Lirac Domaine Du Joncier 2005

Cru Des Cotes Du Rhone. This blend from France is made from 45% Grenache, 45% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, it has a deep ruby color with initial aromas of black pepper and ripe plum. It's big on the palate combining a fragrant spice with a nice barnyard kick and a fairly high alcohol content of 14.5%. At $14.99 this is a nice replacement for an expensive Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Found this bargain at a tasting at The Wine Room of Forest Hills.


Dave Trieger said...

Tried another bottle this week and I'm noticing dark chocolate and ripe sour cherries on the palate and an aroma of violet.

SLAKED! said...

Hey Dave! I liked this wine a lot too. Good bargain.