Domaine de Marcoux La Lorentine Lirac, 2019, 750ml
Another legendary Chateauneuf producer expanding into Lirac. If you need more proof that Lirac is the hottest property in the Rhone, look no further. This has been a long time coming, as the vineyard was so neglected and “poisoned” with chemicals, it took many years to convert it to organic. Now that it is healthy, the wine being produced is exceptional! And unique, thanks to the super high proportions of Mourvedre (50%) and Syrah (40%). The Syrah adds a stony raciness to the wine, while the Mourvedre adds muscle and meatiness. There’s loads of smoky black fruit at the core, along with peppery herbs on the long, rich finish. A real change of pace from Grenache-dominated blends.