2018 Chateau Mont-Redon Lirac Rouge

Great value Grenache blend from one of the Southern Rhone's headline producers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Château Mont-Redon is one of the Southern Rhone's most recognisable producers.

With a long laundry list of acclaim and accolades, this estate has undergone something of a rebirth over the last couple of decades, taking their wines to another level through fastidious work in their iconic vineyard and the adoption of more modern winemaking techniques and equipment in the cellar.

Their wines are recognised as some of the best value to be had in the Southern Rhone.

This Lirac Rouge, a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, shows lively fresh fruit with a hint of toasty, creamy oak. It gives you a great hit of Southern Rhone, not far off the quality of some Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Great buying from an iconic producer.

70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre totally de-stemmed with ferment up to 3 weeks and aged 2/3 in tank and 1/3 in barrel for 18 months before assembling and bottling and ageing another 4 months under cork before sale. These vineyards were purchased in 1997.

90 Points - "Leading off the reds, the 2018 Lirac checks in as 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre brought up in 25% new oak. This elegant, pure Lirac exhibits notes of black raspberries, ground pepper, flowers, and spice. With subtle background oak, medium body, and silky tannins, it’s a beautiful wine to enjoy over the coming 4-6 years." - Jeb Dunnuck

90 Points - "The bottling of Lirac from Château Mont-Redon is always one of my favourite values in the southern Rhône and the 2018 has again, turned out very nicely indeed. The wine is comprised of a blend of seventy percent grenache, twenty percent syrah and ten percent mourvèdre, grown in soils quite similar to Châteauneuf du Pape. The 2018 Lirac comes in listed at 14.5 percent
alcohol and offers up a bright and complex bouquet of red and black raspberries, pepper, roasted meats, a fine base of stony soil tones and just a hint of fruitcake in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and well-balanced, with a fine core of fruit, ripe tannins and a long, focused and classy finish. This is excellent wine and a fine, fine value!" - John Gilman (View from the Cellar)

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Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
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  • S
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    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Very Nice GSM

    Excellent value and very approachable. Well rounded smooth and easy drinking. Blackberry and cherry with medium tannins.

  • BS
    Ben S.
    Verified Buyer
    3 years ago
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Good value Rhone Valley

    A baby version of their chateauneuf du pape. Drinking well know but lots of life left.

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