"The Armenier family of Domaine Marcoux has owned vines in what is now Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the surrounding area since as far back as 1344. Domaine la Lorentine is a joint project by the Armeniers and Louis Canto of Domaine de la Roncière, and is located in neighboring Lirac." "Domaine la Lorentine is named for the nearby village of Saint Laurent des Arbres. The Armenier family purchased 8 hectares here in 2003 and immediately undertook extensive replanting. Although the acquisition is relati...
Wine & Spirits(2003 Vintage) This wine hails from Lirac, which is near the famous (and famously expensive) Châteauneuf-du-Pape region. Consisting of a blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Carignan, and Syrah, this wine offers ripe flavors of raspberry and blackberry to go along with hints of cedar. A solid core of tannins gives it plenty of backbone to support the 15% alcohol, while the acidity keeps it refined and elegant. This wine rivals its more famous neighbor in both structure and intensity, at a fraction of the cost.
Decanter(2003 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Made from Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Carignan and Syrah, this is a well-balanced wine despite 15% alcohol. Full and round but with a crispness to the fruit, firm structure and freshness on the finish. Drink up to 2008.
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/06.