Tasting Note: A stunning bargain from Lafage is the 2014 Tessellae Old Vines, a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, all aged in concrete. Much of it comes from 70-year-old vines planted in limestone and clay soils. A delicious, dense ruby wine with notes of red and black cherries, earth, spice, pepper and a touch of Provençal garrigue. Fresh vibrant acidity is also present, and the wine is uncomplicated, but rich, fleshy and very well balanced. Drink it over the next 2-3 years. Score - 90. (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, July 2015)
|Sugar/Sweetness||XD - Extra Dry|
|Tags||Full-bodied & Smooth, Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre|
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