There are only so many appellations I can remember and I’m afraid Luberon isn’t one of them. The possibility that it may, on examination, prove to be a planet in the Alderaan system remained a stubborn thought. Closer investigation however reveals Luberon to be a fashionable and very sunny wine region sitting between the Rhône Valley and Provence and producing reds based on syrah and grenache. The wine? The 2014 Luberon from Chapoutier has aromatics of sweet cherry, game and raspberry. The palate is medium bodied and balanced. Perfectly pleasant for the humble price of $13.
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