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LIRAC 2019 AP, Rhône, France
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer XAVIER VIGNON
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Very deep intense purple colour. Bright, attractive, ripe, cassis-plum-cherry purée nose with some gentle cedar notes. Dry, medium bodied, harmonious, ripe, plummy, black-cherry flavours with a lingering, minerally, cassis-cedar-tinged finish. This new co-fermented blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah has 15% alcohol and now 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number LS21041 on the lower part of the glass bottle. The recommended best buy 2016 (**+) with 89-points was released on May 16, 2020 at $23.95. CSPC 636183
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country France
Region Rhône
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
iRpe, Harmonious, Bright
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: An 80-20 blend of Grenache and Syrah, Vignon's 2019 Lirac is drawn from multiple parcels with galets roulés over clay soils. Roughly one-third went into oak, while the rest stayed in tank. It may be the most complex of the various Vignon \"Signature\" offerings, marrying hints of garrigue and licorice with mixed berries and hints of oak. It's medium to full-bodied, silky and forward, with the same lip-smacking drinkability factor that marks all of Vignon's wines on the finish. Drink date: 2020-2026. Score - 92 (Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com, Sept. 24, 2020) Price $ 23.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - December 11, 2021
Cases bought 698 (12 bottles per case)

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

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