We’re deep into the party season, but don’t worry, re-enforcements have arrived with the stunning 94 point powerhouse 2016 Domaine Lafage Cotes du Roussillon Bastide Miraflors.
94 points people! For nothing! Make no mistake, this is OUR PARTY WINE OF THE YEAR.
Since its initial run a few years ago, we’ve sold literally hundreds of cases of Domaine Lafage. Always consistently critically acclaimed, their Cotes du Roussillon offers the best of both worlds: sweet vivid fruit, suave velvety texture and striking freshness. Winemaker Jean-Marc
Lafage has hit sold gold with this. Fifty year old plus vines, organically grown in the foothills of the Pyrenees, this baby drinks like a California wine nearly twice its price. Hedonistic, playful yet classy, a bottle of Miraflors will charm even your most stubborn guest.
Heck, just look at the press here. Jeb Dunnuck (formerly with Wine Advocate) has proclaimed this 2016 to be the best version of this wine ever made. Seriously!!!
Drop everything you are doing and order this wine. For less than $15, you really can’t get any better than this. Yes, it’s time to recite the immortal retail phrase: “BACK UP THE TRUCK!”
2016 Domaine Lafage Cotes du Roussillon Bastide Miraflors
“A wine that almost always over-delivers, the 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Bastide Miraflors is, I suspect, the finest vintage 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.” 94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck.