Grand Veneur Lirac 'Clos De Sixte' 2020

Grand Veneur Lirac 'Clos De Sixte' 2020

94 POINTS: Wine Direct Tasting Team
92 POINTS: James Suckling - jamessuckling.com (previous vintage review)
92 POINTS: Jeb Dunnuck (previous vintage review)

"The 2020 Clos de Sixte Lirac is made from 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre. An intense red garnet colour in the glass. On the nose, aromas of red and black ripe fruit (kirsch and wild blackberry). The mouth is full, with aromas of blackcurrant liqueur and spice, while the tannins are both harmonious and elegant thanks to the fleshiness of the wine. Hints of licorice and vanilla on the finish, which gives this super Lirac great length and complexity. Always a stand-out staff favourite. Don't miss it!"
— 94 Points, Wine Direct Tasting Team

"There’s no missing the huge black-fruit character of this full-bodied but well-balanced Lirac. Excellent integration of tannins, fruit and alcohol, Touches of tar, licorice and Mediterranean herbs add interest, particularly at the supple finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling

"The Lirac from this estate is the 2017 Lirac Clos de Sixte. It's another deep purple-colored effort offering powerful notes of ripe black cherries, melted licorice, violets, and pepper. Full-bodied, forward, ripe, and flamboyantly styled, it's packed with fruit and texture. Drink it over the coming 4-6 years."
 - Jeb Dunnuck (previous vintage review)

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