2015 Domaine Lafage "Arqueta" Collioure SKU #1288601

$24.99

RP 93-95
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#2 Greatest Wine Value of 2016 by Jeb Dunnuck.

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  • John Majeski
    By: John Majeski
    6/26/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Wines are like children, if you give them a good start, nurture them with love, diligence and care, and trust that they will develop a sense of their own potential, strength and character, well, the sky's the limit. This seems to be the philosophy behind Jean-Marc Lafage's amazing success, and the 2015 Arqueta is the latest in a string of phenomenal wines from the restless heart of Roussillon. Selected from fifty-year-old vines and co-fermented in tank, this wine resonates with captive aromas of summer cherries, ripe blackberries, sage and wildflowers, with a palate flush with dark fruits, mocha and potpourri. Poised, fresh and primed for a slow, lingering Mediterranean feast with good friends, may the wine flow as effortlessly as the conversation!
  • Anthony Russo
    By: Anthony Russo
    5/10/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Although the wine starts off a little quiet, decant it for a bit and see what happens... Initially, baking spices dominate, but they are followed by the delicious scent of fresh cherries. The wine is soft, yet approachable with great round mouthfeel. Definitely goes down easy and leaves you wanting more.
  • Thomas Smith
    By: Thomas Smith
    5/5/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Just smacks you in the face with garrigue. Get into it a little a further and there’s an intriguing Cherry Pepsi thing going on. Not Cherry Coke--Cherry Pepsi--just to make that clear. A quiet savory note also fights its way into the glass. Definitely a powerful wine, yet it steps off the weight a little bit, it feels oddly restrained for 15% Abv. Not overly velvety or incredibly oaked, it really showcases the fruit, and puts it at the center of the tasting experience. For those of you who love the Narassa from Lafage, this is less rich and powerful, instead coming from the perspective of showcasing purity and fruitiness. It definitely showcases classic elements of wines from Southwest France.
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    5/5/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This is one of the finest cuvees I’ve had from Domaine Lafage (who makes a lot of great cuvees). This Grenache dominant Roussillon is aged only 15% in Burgundy barrels, making the fruit the star of this wine! Bright plum, blackberry bramble and pomegranate flavors are rich and fresh with just a touch of toast and a small bit of those southern French dried herbs. The integration and balance are impeccable. This is one value wine to make sure not to miss!
  • Alex Pross
    By: Alex Pross
    5/5/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Beautiful red fruit aromas, subtle hints of clove and spice notes along with a whiff of fresh cut flowers all seamlessly rise from the glass. The palate is a pretty blend of fresh red berry fruit as well as mineral notes and a touch of oak. Perfectly balanced with fine tannins and bright acidity this is a fantastic red wine and a fabulous bargain to boot!
    Top Value! Drink from 2017 to 2020

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