A couple of months ago, we emailed an offer for the 2017 Lafage Narassa and it was one of the quickest sell-outs in the history of Hi-Time. We just secured more of the delicious 94 Pointer and it is up for grabs!
"Almost too good to be true" - Jeb Dunnuck
"I've raved time and time again about the quality -and value - coming from Domaine Lafage's Jean-Marc Lafage" - Robert Parker
"At this quality, they could charge three to four times the price" - Jeb Dunnuck
The wines of Domaine Lafage are undoubtedly some of the greatest values in the world. The estate has created custom cuvees with its importer Eric Solomon and is producing absolutely gorgeous wines. Today, we are offering the 2017 Narassa which is a full-bodied, richly fruited wine which is deeply satisfying. We sold a lot of Narassa from the previous vintage, but somehow the 2017 manages to take it to an even higher level! We are able to offer this delicious wine for $15.95 per bottle and it's hard to believe how good this wine is for the price.
Jeb Dunnuck totally agrees and awarded this wine a whopping 94 Points. He described this wine as a "full-bodied, deep, meaty Syrah-reminds me of a top California GSM blend." He finished the review by stating, "At this quality, they could charge three to four times the price."
Narassa is made from a single lieu dit, or vineyard site in the Cotes Catalanes near the village of Maury. It is planted with Grenache and Syrah on black schist soils lending the wine classic notes of black fruit and intense minerality. The wine is hand-harvested, undergoes a cold soak before fermentation and spends its time in a mix of concrete tanks (80%) and wood barrels (20%). The result is a rich, crowd-pleasing style with impressive texture and generosity of fruit.
We really enjoy this wine which has become one of our customer's favorite red blends in the store. As a reminder, Domaine Lafage also produces the very popular French Chardonnay Novellum, which is also in stock.
This wine will likely sell out quickly. It is a blockbuster of a wine, which is an absolute steal with amazing fruit flavor and one to buy by the case!
JEB DUNNUCK 94 POINTS - "Almost too good to be true, the 2017 Narassa is based on 82% Grenache and 18% Syrah, with the Grenache coming from the black slate soils of Maury and the Syrah from the higher elevation, sandy, granitic soils of Saint Martin de Fenouillet. Brought up all in used barrels, this full-bodied, deep, meaty Syrah reminds me a top California GSM blend and has a rocking nose of white pepper, black olives, cedarwood, and ample black fruits. At this quality, they could charge three to four times the price."