Plateau Des Chenes Lirac Cuvee Speciale 2013 750ml
SKU 769746

Plateau Des Chenes Lirac Cuvee Speciale 2013

Plateau Des Chenes - Rhone Valley - France - Lirac

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Rated 91 by Robert Parker
A smoking value, the 2013 Lirac Plateau des Chenes Cuvee Speciale is custom blend made for importer Eric Solomon. A blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah that spent nine months in 1- to 2-year-old barrels and demi-muids, it offers beautiful richness in its black raspberry, kirsch, creamy licorice, white pepper and floral aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, with an upfront, sexy and seamless style, it has a fabulous texture and awesome purity, especially given the price. Buy this beauty by the case and drink it over the coming 3-4 years.

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Winery: Plateau Des Chenes

Region: Rhone Valley

The southern French wine region of the Rhone Valley has been home to wine-makers for over two thousand years, with the first grapevines of the region being cultivated in around 600 BCE when the ancient Greeks arrived with their knowledge of viticulture and eagerness to produce more wine. Today, the region is famed around the world for the excellence of its produce, and has dozens of wineries making the most of the wide range of grape varietals which flourish there. In the northern sub-region, the continental climate and brisk winds coming off the Central Massif allow wineries to grow a smaller range of varietals – predominantly Syrah, Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier, whereas the southern, more Mediterranean sub-region allows far more range. Here, dozens of varietals are grown for the production of white, red and rosé wines, all packed full of flavor and able to express the unique terroir they are grown on.

Country: France

It is widely understood and accepted that the finest wines in the world come out of France. Whether you are drinking a vintage bottle from one of the famed Grand Cru wineries of Bordeaux - such as Chateau Margaux or Chateau Lafite-Rothschild - or a more simple and affordable bottle from one of the lesser known appellations in Burgundy, the likelihood is that the wine is packed full of intense and interesting flavors, and has a fine, balanced structure typical of almost all French produce. This reputation for excellence is taken extremely serious by the French, with dozens of regularly updated laws and regulations ensuring the quality and accurate labeling of wines. Such dedication and passion for fine wine, representative of the region in which it is produced, means customers can be assured that when they buy a bottle from France, they are buying something almost certain to please and delight.