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domaine-de-tholomies-minervois-la-liviniere-2011Domaine de Tholomies Minervois La Livinière 2011, France, NZD $20.99

A blend of syrah 51% and grenache 49%. Domaine de Tholomies is about 30 km from the ancient town of Carcassonne at the foot of the Black Mountains. La Liviniere is a superior sub-region in Minervois. The wine is aged in new oak barrels for 12 months. The sweet, peppery flavours of grenache dominate slightly, although syrah contributes a floral lift and dark fruit characters. A silken-textured wine with a pleasing supple texture. Very accessible now but should develop well with bottle age. Offers great value at this price. (Cork)

Score: 94 ★★★★½ – view on

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2020

Food: Southland lamb rump and belly, ‘peas n carrots’, goats cheese bonbon

Stockists: Wine Central online (NZ); The Leckie Group (AU distributor)


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