2012 Bastide Miraflors "Vieilles Vignes" Côtes Catalanes

SKU #1159590 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 As for the two red wines, the 2012 Bastide Miraflors is a blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache aged in a combination of concrete tanks (for the Grenache) and demi-muids (for the Syrah). It went through a six week maceration, which no doubt explains the wine’s seriously intense fruit. Notes of violets, forest floor, black cherry jam and blackberries make an appearance in this medium-bodied, high-toned, dense, rich, complex, well-delineated red wine. Drink it over the next several years. An excellent joint venture between importer Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage, these three cuvees represent fabulous bargains. (RP)  (11/ 2013)

K&L Notes

14.5% abv.

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By: Angie An |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/9/2014  | Send Email
A great value red! The 2012 Vintage is a blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache. Old vine, deep concentrated flavor from the Syrah and juicy elements from the Grenache. Very easy drinking and paired well with my bacon wrapped filet mignon. Cheers!
Top Value!

By: John Majeski |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 4/17/2014  | Send Email
The Roussillon region in southwest France has been cultivating grapes for thousands of years, so it comes as little surprise that a wine of such intense, immense pleasure as the Bastide Miraflors finds its home there. Select organically-farmed Syrah and rustic old vine Grenache undergo a long maceration to generate a wine of beautiful texture, form and depth. Lively, lusty and inviting red and black fruits toned with lavender and wildflowers make for a delicious bottle of wine, one that will complement everything from Mediterranean fare to roasted poultry to grilled lamb chops. This amazingly priced wine will quickly sail from our shops, guaranteed.

By: Mulan Chan-Randel |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 4/16/2014  | Send Email
Fans of importer Eric Solomon and his portfolio of wines will certainly have something to cheer about after tasting the 2012 Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes. True to form and delicious, this Syrah-based red from way down near the Franco-Spanish border does not disappoint. Richly textured, along with exuberant red fruit notes and a seamless finish make for a tremendously enjoyable and overachieving red. One more stellar example of the great wines coming out of the Languedoc-Roussillon these days.
Drink from 2014 to 2016

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Languedoc-Roussillon

Alcohol Content (%): 14.5