"A Sensational Value That Needs
To Be Tasted To Be Believed"
It's not every day you see phrases like "this wine is almost too good to be true" come across your desk, particularly when it's voiced by one of the world's most influential wine critics, The Wine Advocate.
That would seem like high praise indeed, at least until that very same review compared the wine to the legendary Sine Qua Non, which is a California cult winery known for its Rhône style blends, in the same class as Screaming Eagle, Colgin and Harlan AND depending upon which wine, selling for between $300-$1,000 per bottle.
Let's face it, today's wine is one of those special offerings that comes around every now and then, like a little present. This is a wine we'll personally stock up on for summer company. Purchase it by the case, or two or three.
"Ripe, sexy heady beauty"
"Seamless and silky"
"A sensational value that needs to be tasted to be believed."
This review is so over the top it made us wonder, can it possibly be THAT good?!? Let's find out!
Domaine Lafage • Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes 2015
"This wine is almost too good to be true. A blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache that was brought up in concrete tanks (Grenache) and demi-muids (Syrah), the 2015 Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes reminded me of a mini Syrah from California's Manfred Krankl (yes I just compared a -- Syrah to Sine Qua Non).
It's a ripe, sexy, heady beauty that exhibits a deep, purple color as well as killer notes of smoked meats, chocolate, blackberry and black raspberries. Deep, unctuous, open knit and layered, it continues to change in the glass, has a seamless and silky profile, and not a hard edge to be found.
It's a sensational value that needs to be tasted to be believed." (Jeb Dunnock, Wine Advocate)
Wine Advocate: 94 points
So, with all the hype, all we can say is YES, this wine really is that good. At less than $14/bottle it's one of our DEALS OF THE YEAR.
Run, don't walk, for a case of this one. You'll be thrilled you did.
$16.99/bottle or just $13.59/bottle in a solid case of wine (20% savings).
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