Domaine Lafage 2013 Tessellae Old Vines GSM
40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre | Alc: 14.5% – Smooth and Supple
“Tessellae” is the word for “mosaic” in Latin.
“Another incredible wine that’s shockingly good for the price, the 2013 Tessellae Old Vines checks in as a blend of 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre that was aged all in concrete tank. It offers brilliant notes of black cherries, blueberry, licorice, clove and spring flowers in its medium to full-bodied, gorgeously pure profile. Showing more and more finesse and elegance with time in the glass, as well as classic Roussillon minerality on the finish, it has loads of fruit and texture yet is never heavy, cumbersome or cloying. It’s hard to believe you can get this quality for the price, but the consumer is the big winner here. Enjoy this rock star effort over the coming 4-5 years, although I wouldn’t be surprised to see if evolve for longer.” 94 Pts – The Wine Advocate
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