2016 Alain Jaume & Fils Lirac Domaine du Clos de Sixte 1.5 L

Year: 2016
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 93+
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
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50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre

"The 2016 Lirac Domaine du Clos de Sixte is a terrific wine, easily the rival to many Châteauneufs from across the river, starting with its alluring aromas of flowering garrigue and ripe cherries. A blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre, this full-bodied wine is lush and concentrated on the palate, then turns velvety on the long finish. I'd treat it like a Châteauneuf du Pape in terms of cellaring: hold it for a few years, then drink it over the next 15." (WA)

Winery Notes:
An intense red garnet color. On the nose, aromas of red and black ripe fruit (kirsch and wild blackberry). The mouth is full, with aromas of blackcurrant liqueur and spice. Tannins are both harmonious and elegant thanks to the fleshiness of the wine. Hints of licorice and vanilla on the finish, which gives the wine length and complexity.

Drink between Between 1 and 8 years

The first vintage for this wine was 2003.