Domaine Lafage Tessellae Côtes Catalanes Vieilles Vignes Carignan 2013

$14.95

A custom cuvee... the 2013 Tessellae Vieilles Vignes is 100% Carignan and comes from 70-year-old vines... It is an off-the-charts value that offers up thrilling notes of black raspberry, chocolate, graphite, tar and licorice to go with a voluptuous, decadent, yet seamless and gorgeously pure feel on the palate. Seriously, this wine is smoking good and should thrill for 4-5 years, if not longer. Just pretend you paid more for it. eRobertParker.com

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Ratings on Delectable

Saman Hosseini Delectable Pro

Writer Maison Abattoir

Extracted, shows deep varietal character and minerality, rather than fat.

Extracted, shows deep varietal character and minerality, rather than fat.

8.6

Antonio Gianola Delectable Pro

A bit ripe for Carignan for me though still a crowd pleaser style

A bit ripe for Carignan for me though still a crowd pleaser style

8.7

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

Bone dry. Dark chocolate, orange peel, and black fruit. Needs an hour to open up.

Bone dry. Dark chocolate, orange peel, and black fruit. Needs an hour to open up.

9.2

Ray Vanderhoff

Lively and bright. 100% Carignan. Fully extracted Spicy red fruits, plums and minerals. A little bit of eucalyptus/menthol on the long finish.

Lively and bright. 100% Carignan. Fully extracted Spicy red fruits, plums and minerals. A little bit of eucalyptus/menthol on the long finish.

8.9

Jason Hemming

Enjoyable Craignan with dried red fruits and light baking spices.

Enjoyable Craignan with dried red fruits and light baking spices.

8.7

Benjamin Keator

Young, but opens up quickly. Great qpr. Good white pepper. Inlaws are over so I had to open something cheap that I can drink. This was perfect

Young, but opens up quickly. Great qpr. Good white pepper. Inlaws are over so I had to open something cheap that I can drink. This was perfect

9.2

Anil Saxena

First time I've had this grape and really like it. It's light and dry but really crisp. I like that it held up to spicy foods. I'm not sure it's my favorite but very drinkable.

First time I've had this grape and really like it. It's light and dry but really crisp. I like that it held up to spicy foods. I'm not sure it's my favorite but very drinkable.

8.4

Genelle Seward

Not bad for the price. Didn't find it too complex, thin aroma and a short finish

Not bad for the price. Didn't find it too complex, thin aroma and a short finish

8.3

Tom Casagrande Delectable Pro

Lots of tangy ripe berries and rhubarb on the nose. Straightforward in the mouth. Dark, ripe fruit and quite a bit of coarse-ish tannin. Short finish.

Lots of tangy ripe berries and rhubarb on the nose. Straightforward in the mouth. Dark, ripe fruit and quite a bit of coarse-ish tannin. Short finish.

8.5

WC Fields

Was angular and a bit sharp and austere day 1 even though tart blackberry and underipe blueberries came through. Day 2 and its gained some weight on the palate with deeper blackberry fruit, licorice, pepper, some jam and bay leaf. Great QPR for the complexity.

Was angular and a bit sharp and austere day 1 even though tart blackberry and underipe blueberries came through. Day 2 and its gained some weight on the palate with deeper blackberry fruit, licorice, pepper, some jam and bay leaf. Great QPR for the complexity.

8.9

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