‘Dark red robe, a purple top. There are savoury, beef stock, black olives airs in a ripe, already pretty open nose; grilling accompanies its cassis fruits, some coulis in their depth, ripeness there. There’s a hint of oak. The palate runs with expressive black fruits, blueberry, licorice to the fore, with some grain tannin on the aftertaste. This is tasty, with its black fruits pretty clear cut, coming out with dance. This is modern, on the go, lively Lirac with good brio. The attack and its bustling, busy fruit carries well into the finish, where the oak gives some toffee. It can be drunk now. 14.5°. 2030-32.’ John Livingstone-Learmonth, Drinkrhone.com, Oct 2018.
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre aged two-thirds in tank and one-third in barrel.