Tell me about a wine selling under $15 and gets a review that garners a 93 Point or better review, and I'm pretty much hooked on trying the wine.
That's what happen just the other day.
In fact, it struck twice. What's even more interesting is that both wines come from the same winery and same vintage.
The LaFarge winery located in the South of France in the Roussillon region has been a producer of great wines for many years. Many have received outstanding reviews from multiple reviewers. So much so, it's hard to ignore their wines. So I decided not to.
The first wine to be reviewed is the 2015 Tessellae Old Vine GSM. Selling at $13.99, the wine gives every evidence of a wine selling for much much more. The 2015 Tessellae Old Vines Grenache Syrah Mourvedre, is 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre from 70-year-old vines and brought up all in concrete tanks. Ripe with lush dried fruit, smooth tannins and a long lingering finish helps seal this wines potentially outstanding review.
This wine could stand its own besides the likes of not only some Rhone favorites like Cotes du Rhone but even give a run for their money to great Chateauneuf du Pape wines selling considerably more. A drier finish makes it a perfect wine for less heavy meats. I had it with a meatloaf of beef and lamb. Wonderful! Click here for tech sheet.
The other great part about this wine is that right now it is readily available having just been released. One concern, at a rating of 93 Points, it may not be out there very long.
Next weeks wine will be their 2015 Bastide Miraflors. This one was rated 94 Points and is now on sale at $10.99. While I haven't tried that one, I can only guess that it is also a show stopper.