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Domaine Lafage are on a roll! From their Novellum Chardonnay to the Saint Roch Chimeres, they are making fantastic wines that are even better value for money.

And the 2015 Bastide Miraflors is the best yet! Scored a massive 94 points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, we can offer it at the almost unbelievable price of just £11.49 per bottle.

We believe this is perhaps the best value wine we’ve ever come across - scores this high at prices this low are rare indeed! And the comments on the wine are even better...

"...the 2015 Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes reminded me of a mini Syrah from California's Manfred Krankl (yes I just compared a $14 Syrah to Sine Qua Non)" 

Given Sine Qua Non sells for circa £200 a bottle, that's a rather flattering comparison...

The Lafage team have a reputation for making great wines and understandably have a following of loyal devotees. You can see why with this rich, silky-smooth, beautifully rounded wine.

Wines of this quality at prices this low are rare finds indeed.

This is the very last of the vintage available from the winery, and once it sells there will be no more 2015 - don't miss out!

About the wine

The 2015 Bastide Miraflors is a blockbuster of a wine! A fantastically aromatic nose of black fruit, herbal garrigue notes and pepper leads into a full bodied, opulent wine full of vibrant, ripe fruit. Soft, velvety tannins combine with a savoury minerality and a bright acidity to lead into a long, juicy finish. Complex, balanced and at the same time delicious to drink, this is some wine for the money!

Traditionally more well-known for its fortified wines, Maury is beginning to make a name for itself with dry wines as well. With its fantastic terroir and its ancient, dry-farmed vines, this part of the Rousillon is gathering more and more attention from winemakers as they begin to realise the sheer potential here.

Bastide Miraflors is created from vines with an average age of 55 years. The grenache is grown on rocky, alluvial clay soils resembling those of Chateauneuf du Pape (complete with large stone 'galets')  and this is combined with syrah grown on schist in the village of Maury.

Made through a strict selection of fruit, first at the vineyard and then a berry by berry selection after destemming, the wine is aged for 12 months in concrete (grenache) and 600 litre French oak demi-muids (syrah).

Winemaker: Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage
Appellation: IGP Cotes Catalanes

Accolades:
- 94pts, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 3.8/5 Stars, Vivino Rating

Grapes: 70% Syrah, 30% Grenache
Vineyard: Saint Martin de Fenouillet
Cooperage: 12 months in 600 litre French oak demi muids for the syrah
ABV: 14.5%
Drink: 2017-2023

About the winery

“Run by the talented (and fast driving) Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage, from their cellar just outside Perpignan… this seat includes vineyards spread throughout the Roussillon, allowing them to make the most of the diverse terroirs and micro-climates. I struggle to think of another portfolio that encompasses anywhere close to this level of value, and the average quality to price [ratio] for these wines is just hard to believe” Jeb Dunnuck.

Although Jean-Marc Lafage is still young, he has many years of experience in making top-class wines. Together with his wife, Eliane Salinas, he produces superb wines, including the beautiful Chimères and the ever-popular Novellum Chardonnay. Together they have created one of Europe's most sought-after wineries.

About the vineyard

Bastide Miraflors is created from vines with an average age of 55 years.

The grenache is grown on rocky, alluvial clay soils resembling those of Chateauneuf du Pape (complete with large stone 'galets')  and this is combined with syrah grown on schist in the village of Maury.

 

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94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
"This wine is almost too good to be true. A blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache that was brought up in concrete tanks (Grenache) and demi-muids (Syrah), the 2015 Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes reminded me of a mini Syrah from California's Manfred Krankl (yes I just compared a $14 Syrah to Sine Qua Non). It's a ripe, sexy, heady beauty that exhibits a deep, purple color as well as killer notes of smoked meats, chocolate, blackberry and black raspberries. Deep, unctuous, open knit and layered, it continues to change in the glass, has a seamless and silky profile, and not a hard edge to be found. It's a sensational value that needs to be tasted to be believed. Drink it anytime over the coming 2-4 years."

 

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"Rich and ripe with plummy and black currant tones. Full bodied and sooo smooth. Awesome value."
4/5 Stars

Real surprise for this amount of money and excellent QPR...Violet notes in the color. Deep satisfying taste of black berries and black currant. Well integrated tannins. Amazing palate. A really good one"  4/5 Stars

"Initial violets and white pepper give way to rich dark fruits, black pepper, chocolate, and spice. Great value." 4/5 Stars

"Excellent depth without being to heavy. Finish is clean just enough acid to be food friendly. Very drinkable on its own with flavors of blackberry and current . Excellent value"  4/5 Stars

 

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