• Bastide Miraflors 2016 94

    Bastide Miraflors 2016

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    94pts Jeb Dunnuck

    "It boasts rockstar notes of ripe blackberry fruits, spice, dried garrigue, and hints of chocolate. Possessing a full-bodied, layered mouthfeel, sweet tannins, and sensational purity, it’s another one of those values that almost seems too good to be true. Drink it any time over the coming 3-4 years." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

    We're thinking wild mushroom white pizza with lots of garlic, pork roast stuffed with prosciutto, lemony bread crumbs and fresh sage, or lamb chops grilled with garlic, chiles and anchovies with this Bastide Miraflors. What are you thinking?

    Bastide Miraflors is a cuvée created from Grenache grown on rocky, alluvial clay soils resembling those of the Rhône Valley combined with Syrah grown on schist in the village of Maury. After a long maceration of six weeks the wine ages for 12 months in concrete (Grenache) and 600L French oak demi-muids (Syrah).

    Jeb Dunnuck:  "A wine that almost always over-delivers, the 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Bastide Miraflors is, I suspect, the finest vintage for this cuvée to date (it’s in the same league as the off-the-charts 2015). A blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache from Lesquerde and Saint Martin de Fenouillet (both in the northern part of the Roussillon), aged all in older barrels and concrete tanks, it boasts rockstar notes of ripe blackberry fruits, spice, dried garrigue, and hints of chocolate. Possessing a full-bodied, layered mouthfeel, sweet tannins, and sensational purity, it’s another one of those values that almost seems too good to be true. Drink it any time over the coming 3-4 years (2018 - 2022)." Nov 2018




    Bottle: 750ml, cork
    Farming: Organic
    Varietal: 70% Syrah, 30% Grenache
    Aging: 12 months in concrete and large oak tanks
    Region: Languedoc-Rousillon, France