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Saturday, April 12, 2008

2002 Domaine Lignères las vals rouge

The "las vals rouge" from Domaine Lignères is composed of Mourvèdre 85%, Syrah 15% and a stunning example of what this domaine is capable of producing. Only around 500 cases were produced of this wine and the meticulous attention to detail is revealed when tasting this wine. When I first smelt the wine I thought of Northern Rhone and the great Cote Rotie wines. Funny enough the wine really smells like pure Syrah even though it is 85% Mourvèdre. Pepper, cassis, black currant, tar, and lead are just some of the complex aromas that make up the bouquet of this wine. The flavors are equally complex and rich and yearn for a delicious lamb dish. Gamey venison and rich black fruits lead into a very long and seductive finish. I seriously recommend this wine to the real enthusiast and one not afraid on the non-commercial taste. I score this wine 92 points.


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