2016 Château de Montfaucon Lirac

SKU #1402273 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, the 2016 Lirac was bottled just a couple of weeks before my visit. Perhaps as a result, it was somewhat reticent at first but later opened to reveal opulent, velvety notes of cola and dried spices. It's medium to full-bodied, with dark fruit and a long, rich finish. (JC)  (11/2018)

90 points Decanter

 Ripe, earthy nose. Structured, fresh and quite intense in the mouth with well-managed tannins and a long, floral finish. (2019 DWWA)  (5/2019)

K&L Notes

An 88-acre estate, Château de Montfaucon sits just across the Rhône River from the esteemed vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It is owned and operated by Rodolphe de Pins, a UC Davis graduate and former member of the winemaking staff at Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe. Over the years, Château de Montfaucon has developed a HUGE following among both our staff and customers.


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By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/30/2019 | Send Email
This Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault blend from the Lirac appellation, located just across the river from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, is a beautifully balanced wine that exhibits ripe cherry, red currant, and raspberry fruits with specks of baking spices on the palate. It is full-bodied with a delectably long finish yet still exudes plenty of the elegance that makes Rudi de Pins wines so wonderful.

Additional Information:

Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- 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.
Sub-Region:

Rhone

- 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.
Alcohol Content (%): 14