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This Lirac is a dark ruby, faintly purple opaque wine. The vintage offers very ripe dark and berry fruit with notes of licorice, garrigue/bitter herbs and faint characteristics of vanilla and chocolate. There's good acidity and grainy tannins (decant 45 minutes). The finish is long but with alcohol heat coming through reflecting the whopping 15% ABV (chill slightly). A very nice Rhone that is approachable now, especially if rich comfort food meats are on the offer. Oct. 2013.