A winner in just about every vintage, and the 2018 has loads to love - Jeb Dunnuck
More and more estates based in Châteauneuf-du-Pape are producing wine from Lirac. Giraud's 2018 Lirac Vieilles Vignes is a standout effort, with gentle garrigue notes of rosemary and bay leaf accenting ripe raspberries and stone fruit. Full-bodied and supple, it's easy to drink but shows ample concentration, sufficient to sustain it for at least 5-6 years.JD90
The 2018 Lirac Les Sables d'Arene was also brought up in a mix of concrete and used barrels. It’s a winner in just about every vintage, and the 2018 has loads to love, with perfumed strawberry fruits, spring flowers, and spice, a Pinot Noir-like elegance, fine tannins, and a solid finish. It’s not going to make old bones, so drink up.