2008 Clos Lalfert, Rouge Vin de Pays de L’ Herault, Languedoc, France.
A lovely and elegant wine made by an ex-Burgundy winemaker showing that there is glory beyond the Cote D’ Or with this pretty and richly flavored red made from Carignan and Cinsault. Violets, cinnamon, red berries, plums and refined tannins. Kermit Lynch discovered ex Jean-Marc Boillot winemaker Baptiste Lalfert and is importing small amounts of his beautiful wine from the far reaches of the wild Languedoc. This is his first US release and it is an intriguing wine that shows the passion of this new talent, I look forward to seeing what the future holds for this guy and his wines, it looks very bright indeed! It seems the vines of the Languedoc poses lots of magic and turning this into the hot region to watch, but again bravo to Lalfert for making a great wine.
($40 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive
avail at www.sfwtc.com ($37.95)