Domaine Lafond Roc Epine Lirac 2011, Ac

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$18.95 (128660)

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May 24, 2014

Critic Reviews (4)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Dark ruby in colour, the 2011 Roc-Épine Lirac offers notably sturdy aromas of cherried Provençal fruits and herbs;...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

One of the better balanced and more refined, not to mention 'complete' 2011 southern Rhônes, with both elegance and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Roc-Lepine is perhaps better known for its Tavel rose, but the Lirac red wine AOC is immediately adjacent, producing...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A fairly rustic but very friendly and characteristic expression of the under appreciated Lirac appellation. Lovely...

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Community Reviews (3)

Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Nice easy drinker that's really polished. Burnt brown sugar, blueberries and steamy hot rock leap out of the glass. Palate is plush with nicely integrated tannins. Medium weight. This is drinking good now but will show even better after about 3-5 years of bottle age...but can you wait that long...

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Adam
Adam

This hits all the notes that southern Rhone should. Big fruit but nicely balanced with herb and spice notes along with a poised if not overwhelmingly complex structure. Nicely balanced with a long fruit retaining finish. Easy and pleasurable quaffer, but with enough going on to make you pause that extra few seconds and take it all in.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Black plum, licorice and cedar aromas from the cork. Perfumed medium intensity nose that is wood-influenced with undertones of black cherry, spices and hints of brett. The palate is medium-bodied with well-integrated tannins and bright, mouth-watering acids. Delicious currant, clove, leather, and cedar flavour profile. Pleasing purple fruit and earthy notes on the lingering finish. Tasted Sept/2015.

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