19 Apr Lafage Values
These wines offer unbelievable quality at very fair prices and they come and go very quickly.
“While it’s easy to write off these value-priced releases as fruit bombs, please taste the wines! They have beautiful purity of fruit, impeccable balance and each release has its own unique character. At the prices, these are no-brainers.”
The Wine Advocate
2014 Domaine Lafage “Bastide Miraflors” Cotes du Roussillon
On Sale $12.99
He has really hit a home run with this 10,000-case cuvée. It is deep, ruby/plum/purple, with fresh notes of blackcurrants, plums, Provençal herbs as well as licorice. Deep, medium to full-bodied, with amazing fruit, the purity, authenticity and Mediterranean upbringing of this wine are obvious. Quite deep, round and succulent, this wine should drink well for another several years. This is one to buy by the case.
92 Points, The Wine Advocate
2014 Domaine Lafage “La Narassa,” Cotes du Roussillon
On Sale $14.99
From one of the warmest sites in France, the 2014 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lieu Dit La Narassa comes from 70-year-old vines planted in the black schist soils of Maury. Despite the rugged, hot terroir from where this beauty comes, the wine is pure silk and elegant, with lots of black raspberry, chocolate covered currants, pepper and olive notes giving way to a full-bodied 2014; it has polished tannin and a seamless texture. A blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah that was aged mostly in concrete tank (20% in demi-muids), drink it anytime over the coming 4-5 years.
93 Points, The Wine Advocate