Domaine Lafage "Tessellae" Old Vines Côtes du Roussillon 2013 (GSM) Red Wine, $9.34-$12.99, 89 points, poured a deep maroon grading bright red toward the transparent wine ring and moderately leggy glass bowl.
Aromatic flowers and sweet ripe red raspberry were excellent.
Barely more than medium-body, good acidity, furry, almost astringent, but not annoying tannin, and intense spicy/fruity flavors marked by white pepper and blueberry were quite good.
Finished long on the trailing palate with little variation from that flavor profile, and a well-integrated 14.5% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with my meatloaf, mashed potatoes with beef gravy, and butternut squash.
Varietals were 50% Grenache Noir, 40% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre.
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