WOW - Wine of the Week January 30, 2013
2013 Lilac Wine Cotes du Roussillon Villages....$19.99
The 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lilac Wine looks to be spectacular. A blend of 47% Mourvedre, 29% Syrah, 13% Carignan and 11% Grenache that’s aged all in oak tanks, it offers a full-bodied, layered and beautifully textured feel to go with ripe blackberry, plum, licorice, earth and distinct minerality on the nose. Giving up lots of cedary spice, black fruits and licorice, it has a medium to full-bodied, rich, layered and savory style to go with excellent mid-palate depth, outstanding purity of fruit and integrated acidity. This is rock solid and a serious bottle of wine that delivers the goods. Drink it over the coming 4-6 years.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate