WA 90 IWC 90 Pts - According to Robert Parker - The 2011 Lirac Cuvee Reservee (50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and the rest Cinsault, Mourvedre and Carignan) offers dense, ripe, black currant and black cherry fruit intermixed with licorice, forest floor and underbrush. This spicy, fleshy, succulent red possesses both structure and depth. Consume this impressive Lirac over the next 3-4 years.
According to International Wine Cellar - Deep ruby. Dark berries, anise and pipe tobacco on the nose, with floral and mineral accents emerging with air. Fleshy and gently sweet in the mouth, offering vibrant blackberry and bitter cherry flavors. Supple tannins shape the incisive finish, which echoes the mineral and cherry notes. Quite suave for a Lirac.
According to Wine Spectator - A rounded, friendly style, with a core of plum, blackberry coulis and crushed boysenberry notes, followed by red licorice and lightly singed apple wood accents. A briary echo offsets the juicy fruit. Drink now through 2014. 14.5% ABV.