2015 Domaine de Marcoux Lirac "Lorentine" (Previously $20)

SKU #1340506 Jancis Robinson

 35% Grenache, 35% Mourvèdre, 30% Syrah. Dark garnet. Spicy and a relatively open nose. Sweet start and lots of freshness. Very easy to appreciate with a black-pepper finish. Drink 2019-2024. (JR)  (11/2016)

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Staff Image By: Thomas Smith | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/22/2018 | Send Email
This is proper French wine. The nose has gamey and savory elements with floral nuances. The palate leans towards richness with dark fruits and blue fruit with tons of spice. Intriguing as well as inviting, It definitely hits that spot between Cotes-du-Rhone and Chateauneuf-du-Pape. It's soft and supple, but still has plenty of intriguing elements that keep you going back to your glass again and again.

Staff Image By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/22/2018 | Send Email
Gorgeous blackberry notes mingle seamlessly with spice and scorched earth nuances. The palate is dark berry, minced meat pie, black pepper and dried herbs. A serious wine that slowly unfurls to reveal the depths of complexity and layers of dark fruit this is a big red that showcases the power and richness that are the hallmarks of the 2015 Rhone vintage.
Top Value! Drink from 2018 to 2028

Staff Image By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/18/2018 | Send Email
You hear of Lirac producers making Chateauneuf-du-Pape but not so much about Chateauneuf producers picking up Lirac properties...until now! Marcoux recognized the quality of the vineyards and potential and with their bio-dynamic sensibilities found some incredible plots across the river in Lirac and are now making this exciting red. Full of smoky rustic flavors, this is old-school with peppery spice and saddle leather wrapped around blackcurrant and roasted plum fruit. The perfect foil for some cowboy chili or braised pork belly.

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Rhone Blends



- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.