92pts Jeb Dunnuck
All old vine Carignan, the 2019 Côtes Catalanes Tessellae from Jean-Marc Lafage offers a beautifully pure nose of red and blue fruits, brambly herbs, violets, and leather. This carries to a medium to full-bodied red with silky tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. It has impressive purity as well as elegance and is going to keep for 2-4 years. Barrel Sample: 90-92
Intriguing scents of leafy red fruits with peppery raspberries. Plush and voluptuous on the palate with a soft acidity.
Fragrant nose of ripe blackberries, plums, anise, pepper and herbs. Spicy and silky on the palate, echoing the nose with ripe fruits and herbs, silky tannins and a long finish.