Chateau de Segries Chateau de Segries Lirac Cuvee Reservee 2009
In 1994, Henri de Lanzac, cousin of Christophe Delorme from Domaine de la Mordorée, purchased the Domaine and began to improve the quality of the wine. "Ségriès" in provencal means "water spring". This family owned and operated winery is located in Lirac and produces some of the best values in my portfolio. They produce the following A.O.C. wines: * Tavel Rosé * Côtes du Rhône Rouge * Lirac Rouge * Lirac Blanc
Very nice aroma
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This is a wonderful Rhocirc;ne blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 5% Mourvegrave;dre and 5% Carignan from 40 year old vines. A deep crimson color is followed by blueberry and forest aromas. Upon the palate are lusty flavors of black cherry and black pepper. The wine is muscular yet balanced, with a long lasting finish. Have a nice juicy steak with this one!
A brilliant wine, the 2007 Lirac Cuvee Reservee red requires another 6-12 months of bottle age. A combination of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and the rest Cinsault, Mourvedre, and Carignan, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue as well as a big, bold aromatic display of fresh mushrooms, tree bark, blueberries, and black cherries. Deep, textured, full-bodied, powerful, and muscular with some tannin to shed, this offering should be forgotten for a year or so, and consumed over the following decade.
The 1999 Cuvée Reservée (check out the terrific label) displays a dense dark ruby color in addition to gobs of Provençal herb-infused, black cherry and kirsch liqueur notes. It also has a creamy, juicy, succulent texture, and a spicy, ripe, medium-bodied finish. There are no hard edges to this richly fruity, complex wine. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.
This is a wonderful Rhône blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 5% Mourvèdre and 5% Carignan from 40 year old vines. A deep crimson color is followed by blueberry and forest aromas. Upon the palate are lusty flavors of black cherry and black pepper. The wine is muscular yet balanced, with a long lasting finish. Have a nice juicy steak with this one!
More serious, structured, and meaty is the 2009 Lirac Cuvee Reservee. Fifty percent Grenache, 30% Syrah and the rest Cinsault, Mourvedre and Carignan, this has more earthy, foresty notes, an opaque ruby/purple color, hints of incense, blue and black fruits, medium body and light to moderate tannin in the finish. It is just becoming drinkable yet should age reasonably well for 5-7 years. The new releases from proprietor Henri de Lanzac are all impressive.
A great value, the excellent 2003 Lirac Cuvee Reservee is a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Syrah, and equal parts Mourvedre and Carignan. A deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by aromas of raspberries, black currants, licorice, and earth. Medium to full-bodied and fruit-driven, with abundant glycerin, heady alcohol, and a spicy finish, it should drink well for 4-5 years.
Very fresh, with nice plum and black cherry fruit laced with violet and tobacco notes. Drink now through 2010.
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