Clos du Mont-Olivet Lirac Rhône Valley, France

Clos du Mont-Olivet Lirac Rhône Valley, France

Clos du Mont-Olivet Lirac Rhône Valley, France

Regular price $30.00 Sale price $24.00 Save 20%
$63 FOR 3/750 ML BTLS SAVE 30% COMPARE @ $90.

Clos du Mont-Olivet is a true insider’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Lirac domaine. Often described as a beacon of traditionalism, the domaine makes Rhône wines that value freshness and elegance over bombastic prowess. Founded in the mid-16th century, the estate today is run by the dynamic and talented Thierry Sabon and encompasses parcels of mainly 60+ year old vines in the heart of Châteauneuf and Lirac. The wines are classical in style, with heady, complex aromatics, and garrigue-laden fruit that tastes of the stones that comprise the fascinating soils of the area. Thierry’s minimalist approach, which highlights his terroir, has garnered him vast praise across the wine world, as Southern Rhône wines rarely speak so clearly and eloquently of their terroir. It has become clear over the many years that Thierry has been in charge of this classic estate, that the quality of Clos du Mont-Olivet has never been higher, and the value represented by their extraordinary lineup stands as a bastion to historic Châteauneuf and Lirac. (importer notes)

The 2020 Clos du Mont-Olivet Lirac is crafted by Clos du Mont-Olivet, a 16th-century estate with centuries of winemaking expertise in both Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Lirac. A blend of 65% grenache, 15% syrah, 15% mourvèdre, and 5% cinsault from 35-year-old vines, it is rich and lushly textured, with aromas and flavors of blackberries and black currants laced with graphite and peppery herbs. Supple tannins and balancing acidity bring it to a long and glorious finish. Check out the press!

James Suckling, 92 points:
"This impressive Lirac has stacks of wild blackberry, licorice, sandalwood, and dried laurier aromas on the nose. Deep and concentrated on the full-bodied palate but with a lively personality, proving that this appellation is capable of excellence."

Wine Spectator, 92 points:
Seductive notes of violet, cherry, and lilac are upfront in this perfumed red, backed by graphite shavings and chalky fine tannins that drive surprising length. Ripe and supple, this is a forward style yet carries its opulence well."

ABV: 15.5%

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