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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer XAVIER
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Very deep intense purple colour. Bright, attractive, ripe, cassis-plum-cherry purée nose with some cedar notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, quite well structured, ripe, plummy, intense, black-cherry-raspberry flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, minerally, cassis-cedar-mocha-tinged finish. This juicy, blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 10% Cinsault has 15% alcohol and now 4 g/L residual sugar with lot number LR20020/1 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Wow, this REPEAT of the 2016 released on January 19, 2019 at $22.95 is so much better today! CSPC 636183
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country France
Region Rhône
Rating **+(89 points)
Juicy, Ripe, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: One of Vignon's better efforts, the 2016 Lirac showcases ripe fruit, ranging from raspberries and cherries to hints of stone fruit. Yet, it's not over the top or simply fruity. This full-bodied wine adds hints of leather, garrigue and licorice along the way, evolving from creamy to velvety on the palate and through the lasting finish. Drink date: 2017-2025. Score - 92 (Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com, Oct. 31, 2017) Price $ 23.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 16, 2020
Cases bought 699 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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