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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer TESSELLAE
One of 71 items (57% of 124 releases) not presented for evaluation under new LCBO policies. A REPEAT that last appeared in Vintages (**+) on November 23, 2019 at $18.95 and was Recommended Best Buy. Here is my new updated note from a bottle just purchased at the LCBO: Deep intense purple colour. Attractive, slightly spicy, gently juicy, fresh, ripe, plum-cherry puree nose with some faintly woodsy notes. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, fairly spicy, ripe, juicy, cherry-plum puree flavours with a lingering, tangy, gently mineral-tinged finish. Jean-Marc Lafage’s blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, all apparently aged in concrete, has 14.5% alcohol and now 5 g/L residual sugar with a new lot number LA 419324 on the back label. CSPC 343517
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Gle Win
Country France
Region Midi
Rating **+(89 points)
Spicy, Ripe, Juicy, Tangy
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: The GSM of the estate, the 2017 Tessellae Old Vines checks in as 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre brought up mostly in concrete. Blackberries, kirsch, spice, incense, dried flowers, and baking spice notes all flow to a full-bodied, gorgeously textured effort. It's another gem from this team. Drink date: 2019-2022. Score - 92 (Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, April 3, 2019) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 21, 2020
Cases bought 899 (12 bottles per case)

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