The 2016 Lirac checks in as 70% Grenache and the rest Mourvèdre, Syrah, and other permitted varieties, with the Mourvèdre and Syrah brought up mostly in demi-muids. Blackberries, garrigue, peppery herbs, licorice, and earth characteristics give way to a full-bodied, pure, elegant, beautifully textured 2016 that has remarkable purity and length. It’s one of the finest Liracs out there.
94 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug 2018)
Dark, plummy and rich, Usseglio's full-bodied 2016 Lirac has turned out as well as I hoped when I tasted it last year. It's creamy and lush, yet it shows no heat or dried fruit, just plush, hedonistic pleasure. It's a blend of 70% Grenache and 10% each Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Syrah, aged 12 months in concrete vats (50%) and oak demi-muids (50%).
92 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)
Bright flowers and sappy, purple-berry aromas. Some cassis, too. There’s a smooth, elegant and fresh core to the palate. Bright and lively. Drink or hold.
92 points, James Suckling (Aug 2018)