Alain Jaume Clos De Sixte Lirac 2016 - Argonaut Wine & Liquor
Alain Jaume Clos De Sixte Lirac 2016
SKU: 36471

Alain Jaume Clos De Sixte Lirac 2016

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750ml
$29.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region France, Rhone, Lirac
Brand Alain Jaume
Alcohol/vol 15%
Wine Enthusiast
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Fleshy plum and black-cherry flavors are juxtaposed by dark shades of anise, crushed granite and sage in this bold, richly textured wine. Polished and penetrating, the wine is lifted by tangs of crushed mineral on the midpalate. It drinks beautifully now but should continue to improve through 2026.

Anna Lee Iijima, March 2019
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The 2016 Lirac Domaine du Clos de Sixte is a terrific wine, easily the rival to many Châteauneufs from across the river, starting with its alluring aromas of flowering garrigue and ripe cherries. A blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre, this full-bodied wine is lush and concentrated on the palate, then turns velvety on the long finish. I'd treat it like a Châteauneuf du Pape in terms of cellaring: hold it for a few years, then drink it over the next 15.

Joe Czerwinski, October 2017