2013 Château de Montfaucon "Baron Louis" Lirac SKU #1275655


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K&L Notes

An 88-acre estate, Château de Montfaucon sits just across the Rhône River from the esteemed vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It is owned and operated by Rodolphe de Pins, a UC Davis graduate and former member of the winemaking staff at Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe. Over the years, Château de Montfaucon has developed a HUGE following amongst both our staff and customers. Who is the Baron Louis? A seminal figure in the history of Montfaucon, he was responsible for restoring the Château of Montfaucon, saving it from complete ruin at the close of the 19th century.

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  • Christina Stanley
    By: Christina Stanley
    K&L Staff Member
    One of my favorite Direct Imports at K&L,Chateau de Montfaucon produces exceptionally high quality, complex Rhône wines. The 2013 Baron Louis Lirac is crafted from old vine, low yield, Estate Grenache and Syrah, with a sumptuous red fruit and garrigue flavor profile. This is a beautiful example of Lirac, and drinks effortlessly, but with great savory depth.
  • Morgan Laurie
    By: Morgan Laurie
    K&L Staff Member
    One my favorite Direct Imports knocks it out of the park once again. The wines of Chateau de Montfaucon always drink well above their price point, and this is no exception. Rich, plush and complex, notes of ripe red and black fruit mingle with warm baking spice and resinous dried herbs. There's enough structure to make this a wonderful wine to pair with heartier fare, but it's also delicious enough to have a glass on its own while relaxing at home.
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    This is baby Châteauneuf-du-Pape, love 2013 for Cote du Rhone and LOVE Montflaucon! A great full body red with lots of layers & balance. TWO Thumbs up !
  • Blake Conklin
    By: Blake Conklin
    K&L Staff Member
    If you're a big fan of Rhone blends, be sure to add this one to your list. Grenache is by far my favorite Red Rhone grape varietal, and the 55% they use in this blend really shows it's true character on how incredible and complex Grenache can be. It's a perfect dinner wine, and also great to enjoy by itself.
  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    K&L Staff Member
    This oak aged Chateauneuf-du-Pape wannabe comes from 50 to 90 year old vines and is loaded with cassis, jammy black currents, wild savory herbs, spice and earth in an effortless and long package. The mid-palate is sweet and concentrated leading to a complex finish loaded with mineral and ripe tannin. This has been a staff go-to for as long as I can remember.
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    K&L Staff Member
    One of the very best values K&L offers, the Baron Louis Lirac is perennially one of the most well-structured, ageable Southern Rhone wines on the market. It has deep, dark Grenache fruit flavors of black cherries and plum, with a hint of black pepper and eucalyptus. Its tannins are hearty but fully integrated and very smooth, and a great finish fueled by crisp acid and lingering fruit flavors. ​
  • Keith Mabry
    By: Keith Mabry
    K&L Staff Member
    Wow! The 2013 is a real rocker from Montfaucon. Through a tricky vintage where Grenache yields were incredibly low, winemaker Rudi Le Pin found the workaround, adding great spice and complexity to this wine this year with the addition of Syrah, Cinsault and company. Full of deep rich briary red fruit, cinnamon and allspice notes and an ample finish, this is where I like my Rhone wines to sit. Fresh, inviting and full of character. Again, WOW!!


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