95 Point Rated Grenache Bomb: 2019 Domaine Lafage Cuvee Nicolas

95 Point Rated Grenache Bomb: 2019 Domaine Lafage Cuvee Nicolas

Grenache Lovers Unite! Not only is the 2019 Lafage Cuvee Nicolas delicious and 95 point rated (Jeb Dunnuck), it's also a sensational value. 

100% Grenache from 65 year old vines grown in the rocky soils of the Roussillon, the wine is named after Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage's son. It is a wine that is best described with two words -- PLEASURE BENT!

Domaine Lafage Cuvee Nicolas

2019 Domaine Lafage Cuvee Nicolas

95 points Jeb Dunnuck 

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Team Lafage has done it again, crafting an absolutely delicious and decadent red wine that sells for a song. I honestly don't know  how they produce such incredible wines at such low prices, but I don't ask questions. I just keep buying them and offering them up to you all at prices that compete with far inferior wines you'd find at the grocery store.

Cuvee Nicolas showcases all of the "good stuff" Grenache grown in Southern France has to offer. It's deep in color, it's packed with ripe fruit notes, and it's round and texturally sublime. Some of the grapes come from the red schist soils of Aspres, in the Pyrenees foothills, while the remaining grapes from the black schist soils of Maury. On average, the vines are 65-70 years old, and all of the farming is done organically. Fermented in stainless steel and aged for 12 months in a mixture of concrete vats and French oak demi-muids, the resulting wine is sensational. 

Jeb Dunnuck summed it up nicely. "All Grenache brought up in demi–muids and aged on lees for 8 months, the medium ruby/purple hued color of the 2019 Cuvée Nicolas is followed by a killer bouquet of kirsch liqueur, savory spices, cured meats, and peppery garrigue. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and gorgeously textured, it has wonderful richness with no sensation of weight or heaviness. It’s another insane value from this team." I have nothing to add other than my notes were nearly identical to Mr. Dunnuck's.

This gorgeous Grenache should offer at least 5 years of great drinking. Thus, I highly advise you to take advantage of the volume deal pricing. You won't regret it, and you'll love sipping on this one with or without food. If food is involved, I recommend enjoying it with pretty much anything off the grill, from burgers and ribs to chicken and pork bbq.

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville