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BASTIDE MIRAFLORS SYRAH/VIEILLES VIGNES GRENACHE 2017 AP Côtes du Roussillon
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer Domaine Lafage
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Well what can I say? This is the THIRD REPEAT of the 2017 that was last released on May 16, 2020 at $19.95. It’s different - surprisingly fresher that the one before! Deep purple colour (not as intense as before), the nose is bright, intense and very spicy with lots of very faintly tropical, cedary, ripe, cassis-plum-cherry purée fruit with a touch of mocha-chocolate. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, youthful,faintly peppery, quite intense, ripe plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, rather cedary finish. This blend of 74% Syrah (in concrete tanks) and 26% Grenache (in 600 litre oak demi-muid barrels) has 14.5% alcohol and now according to the LCBO only 3 g/L residual sugar (down from 7 for the previous shipment) along with a new lot number L20189C (July 7, 2020) on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 320499
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Gle Win
Country France
Region
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Dry, Very Spicy, Ripe, Juicy
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: A blend of 74% Syrah and 26% Grenache that was brought in a mix of tank and used barrels, the 2017 Bastide Miraflors has a fabulous minerality as well as terrific kirsch, black raspberry, wild fennel, white pepper, and hints of black licorice aromas and flavors. Pure, medium to full-bodied, silky, and seamless on the palate, it's perfectly balanced, and way over-delivers. Drink it over the coming 2-3 years. Maturity 2019-2022. Score - 93 (jebdunnuck.com, April 3, 2019) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 14, 2020
Cases bought 1341 (12 bottles per case)

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

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