Yep, you read it right! 94 points from the Wine Advocate’s Jeb Dunnuck, less than $14, and Jeb compared it directly to a wine from Sine Qua Non. If you’re not familiar with Sine Qua Non, that’s for good reason. There’s like an 8-year waiting list to get their wines! No waiting on this one though! From Jean-Marc Lafage, one of our favorite winemakers of Southern France, his 2015 Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes is our new Wine of the Week, and it’s one of the undisputed red wine values of the year.
2015 Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes
94 points Wine Advocate
A custom cuvée for European Cellars and a joint project between Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage, Bastide Miraflors is a cuvée created from Grenache grown on rocky, alluvial clay soils resembling those of the Rhône Valley combined with Syrah grown on schist in the village of Maury. After a long maceration of six weeks the wine ages for 12 months in concrete (Grenache) and 600L French oak demi-muids (Syrah).
Check out Jeb Dunnuck’s review of the wine. “This wine is almost too good to be true. A blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache that was brought up in concrete tanks (Grenache) and demi-muids (Syrah), the 2015 Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes reminded me of a mini Syrah from California’s Manfred Krankl (yes I just compared a $14 Syrah to Sine Qua Non). It’s a ripe, sexy, heady beauty that exhibits a deep, purple color as well as killer notes of smoked meats, chocolate, blackberry and black raspberries. Deep, unctuous, open knit and layered, it continues to change in the glass, has a seamless and silky profile, and not a hard edge to be found. It’s a sensational value that needs to be tasted to be believed. Drink it anytime over the coming 2-4 years.”
I don’t think I need to say much of anything else. Supplies are limited so stop by and pick some up soon. Cheers and happy drinking and eating in Asheville!
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