Friday, January 16, 2009

Domaine de Lucena Visan 2004

Area: France, Cotes du Rhone Villages
Grape: 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Old Carignan, 10% Cinsault, 5% Mouvedre
Alcohol: 14%
Rating: Black 88, Dilettante 88

Description: 60% of maturation occurs in concrete tanks while 40% matures in barriques for 8 months. The nose is a charming combination of fruit, toast and purple flowers. Pleasant and round on the palate, well structured and soft. Lingering and dry, this has flavors of cherry bark, flowers and ripe fruit. Decant a few minutes to open it up.

Note: a bad glass will make this wine taste very bitter.

Price: $16

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