Domaine Lafond

Pascal Lafond's beautifully made wines from Tavel, Lirac and Chateauneuf-du-Pape are among the finest values the region has to offer. This 65-hectare family-run estate, located in the rosé-only appellation of Tavel, produces what is widely considered (by Robert Parker, among others) to be the best Tavel available. Their Lirac Blanc – a blend of Grenache, Roussanne and Viognier – is a rich, vibrant Rhone white, with lovely honeyed and floral aromas. Their reds – including a Cotes-du-Rhone, a Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and two different Liracs – are impressively concentrated, meaty and pure Grenache-based wines that are nonetheless balanced and well-structured. Today's cellar was built in 1970, with several extensions made over the years to accommodate the domaine's fairly robust production. These wines are simply stunning values!

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Domaine Lafond Tavel Roc-Epine Grenache/Cinsault Rose 2017
93  Decanter 
Wine Advocate 93 "A dependable producer of Tavel and Lirac (and Châteauneuf-du-Pape), the Lafonds have turned out a spice-driven 2017 Tavel that's bottled under screwcap. Hints of allspice and clove accent watermelon and red berry flavors, while the palate is medium to full-bodied and richly
Item Number: 28724
Bottle:$15.95
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Domaine Lafond 'Lirac Rouge' Grenache/Syrah 2015
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "This is where the domaine's reds start to get exciting. The 2015 Lirac is a bigger, sturdier effort than the 2014. It exhibits aromas of cola and spice, then eases into plummy flavors on the full-bodied palate. It's rich and velvety in texture, with some peppery spice on the
Item Number: 28570
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Domaine Lafond Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The star of my visit was the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape. Produced from 3.5 hectares in three parcels, it's sturdy and muscular in style but shows concentrated Grenache fruit to match the ample tannins. It should start to shine in about five years. Although situated in Lirac,
Item Number: 26823
Bottle:$38.95
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Domaine Lafond Tavel Roc-Epine Gren/Cinsault Rose 2016 375ml
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Bright orange. Powerful aromas of orange pith, raspberry and fennel take on a subtle mineral nuance in the glass. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry, blood orange and succulent herb flavors that spread out slowly on the back half. Finishes long and juicy,

Domaine Lafond Tavel Roc-Epine Grenache/Cinsault Rose 2016
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Bright orange. Powerful aromas of orange pith, raspberry and fennel take on a subtle mineral nuance in the glass. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry, blood orange and succulent herb flavors that spread out slowly on the back half. Finishes long and juicy,

Domaine Lafond 'Lirac Rouge' Grenache/Syrah 2014
89  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 89 "Dark red. Ripe cherry and dark berries on the pungent, subtly smoky nose. Smooth and warm in the mouth, offering bitter cherry and blackberry flavors and a touch of licorice. The cherry note repeats on the finish, which features dusty tannins and a late jolt of cracked pepper. --

Domaine Lafond 'Lirac Rouge' Grenache/Syrah 2013
89  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 89 "The 2013 Lirac Roc Epine is another rock solid effort from this estate. Cassis, blackberry, garrigue and spring flower-like notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, elegant Lirac that has fine tannin and nicely integrated acidity. It has terrific purity of fruit and will

Domaine Lafond Tavel Roc-Epine Grenache/Cinsault Rose 2015
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "A fabulous effort that's made from 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 20% Syrah, the 2015 Tavel Roc-Epine Rose is big, full-flavored effort that gives up tons of framboise and crushed flowers in its medium-bodied, seamless, layered and textured style. Despite the richness here, it's

Domaine Lafond Tavel Roc-Epine Grenache/Cinsault Rose 2014
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "I loved the 2014 Tavel from Domaine Fafond Roc Epine, and this estate continues to release a bevy of beautiful wines. A blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 15% Cinsault, this 2014 offers classic raspberry, watermelon and rose petal notes in its medium-bodied, supple, seamless and

Domaine Lafond 'Lirac Rouge' Grenache/Syrah 2012
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89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 "Seemingly more traditional than the Ferme Romaine release, the 2012 Lirac Roc-Epine checks in as a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and the rest Mourvèdre and Carignan that was completely destemmed and aged all in tank. Sweet black cherries, cassis, spice, earth and crushed rock

Domaine Lafond Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-94 "The 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Roc-Epine should surpass the 2011 and be up there with the 2010 in terms of quality. Rich and layered, with plenty of black raspberry fruit, licorice, pepper and tobacco leaf aromas and flavors, this medium to full-bodied wine has fantastic purity,

Domaine Lafond Tavel Roc-Epine Grenache/Cinsault Rose 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91  "Always solid, the 2013 Tavel Roc-Epine Rose is outstanding, with its strawberry, crushed rose petal, raspberry and hints of herbes de Provence aromas and flavors all flowing nicely from the glass. Medium-bodied and showing the food-friendly richness of the appellation, enjoy this

Domaine Lafond Tavel Roc-Epine Grenache/Cinsault Rose 2012
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "A serious dry rosé, the 2012 Rosé Roc-Epine, made from mostly Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, offers up a knockout profile of ripe cherries, currants, rosé petal and crushed stone-like minerality to go with a medium-bodied, rich, yet beautifully dry and focus mouthfeel. No

Domaine Lafond Tavel Roc-Epine Gren/Cinsault Rose 2012 375ml
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "A serious dry rosé, the 2012 Rosé Roc-Epine, made from mostly Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, offers up a knockout profile of ripe cherries, currants, rosé petal and crushed stone-like minerality to go with a medium-bodied, rich, yet beautifully dry and focus mouthfeel. No

Domaine Lafond 'Lirac Rouge' Grenache/Syrah 2010
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "This has a fleshy feel, with toasty grip well-embedded, allowing the core of plum sauce, crushed blackberry and black tea notes to glide along nicely. Drink now through 2013. 3,500 cases made."  "Grape varieties : Grenache 65%, Syrah 30%, Mourvèdre 5%.  Grown in 8 hectares of

Domaine Lafond Tavel Roc-Epine Grenache/Cinsault Rose 2011
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 WS TOP 100 2012 Rank 64 "This offers a very tasty mix of red and black cherry fruit, along with muddled strawberry, light spice and tea shadings. A flash of tobacco marks the full-bodied finish. Solid Tavel. Drink now. 30,000 cases made." ~ JM  Wine Information: Grenache noir

Domaine Lafond Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010
92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 "While the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Roc-Epine has closed down slightly, it remains a sexy Chateauneuf filled with sumptuous black currant, black cherry and raspberry flavors interwoven with garrigue, licorice and roasted Provencal herbs. Full-bodied with good acidity and precision,

Domaine Lafond Roc Epine Lirac Rouge 2007
92  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 92 "A sleeper selection, the 2007 Lirac Roc-Epine is a richly fruity effort offering hints of fresh black raspberries, cherries, licorice, and earth. With abundant fruit, full body as well as loads of character, it should provide enjoyment over the next 4-5 years.  Fair prices and

Domaine Lafond 'Tavel' Rose 2007
"Grenache noir 60%, Cinsault 15%, Clairette 9%, Syrah 5%, Grenache Blanc 5%, Carignan 3%, Mourv?dre 1%, Picpoul 1%, Bourboulenc 1%.  Different parcels are harvested at different times, according to their maturity; the Grenache is harvested a few days before the grapes used in the Cotes du Rhone in