86%
of 92
would buy again
86%
of 92
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price. If you're interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below...

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2016

86% of 92

2015

82% of 283

2014

87% of 421

2012

89% of 329

2010

90% of 319

Virgile Joly Lirac 2016

86%
of 92
would buy again
86%
of 92
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price. If you're interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below...

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2016

86% of 92

2015

82% of 283

2014

87% of 421

2012

89% of 329

2010

90% of 319

Market Price
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Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Chateau Mont Redon Lirac 2015

    Sold by Virgin Wines

    £15.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Lirac Domaine des Garrigues 2017

    Sold by Majestic Wine

    £12.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£12.99

Angels Angel Price

£12.99

Market Price
This wine is a great deal, whether you’re an Angel or not!

Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Chateau Mont Redon Lirac 2015

    Sold by Virgin Wines

    £15.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Lirac Domaine des Garrigues 2017

    Sold by Majestic Wine

    £12.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£12.99

Angels Angel Price

£12.99

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Market Price
This wine is a great deal, whether you’re an Angel or not!

Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Chateau Mont Redon Lirac 2015

    Sold by Virgin Wines

    £15.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Lirac Domaine des Garrigues 2017

    Sold by Majestic Wine

    £12.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£12.99

Angels Angel Price

£12.99

Virgile Joly Lirac 2016

86%
of 92
would buy again
86%
of 92
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price. If you're interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below...

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2016

86% of 92

2015

82% of 283

2014

87% of 421

2012

89% of 329

2010

90% of 319

Market Price
This wine is a great deal, whether you’re an Angel or not!

Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Chateau Mont Redon Lirac 2015

    Sold by Virgin Wines

    £15.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Lirac Domaine des Garrigues 2017

    Sold by Majestic Wine

    £12.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£12.99

Angels Angel Price

£12.99

Market Price
This wine is a great deal, whether you’re an Angel or not!

Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Chateau Mont Redon Lirac 2015

    Sold by Virgin Wines

    £15.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Lirac Domaine des Garrigues 2017

    Sold by Majestic Wine

    £12.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£12.99

Angels Angel Price

£12.99

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About the wine

Virgile's voluptuous Lirac gives Châteauneuf a run for its money
  • Lirac is bang next door to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. But it doesn't have the posh name on the label, so it's a darn sight cheaper.
  • With a buxom body and oodles of juicy fruit, this classic Southern Rhône blend is a the perfect dinner date.
  • With plums, raspberries and blackberries by the bucketload, followed by cloves and liquorice and beautifully soft tannins. Virgile's Lirac leaves stale supermarket Châteauneufs in the shade.

Best before
Drink now to 2023

Serving advice
Serve at 16-18°C. Open/Decant 30+ minutes before serving

Food match
Succulent roast goose with red wine sauce

Virgile Joly Lirac 2016

France

Southern Rhone

Grenache, Syrah & Mourvedre

Big Red

14.5% ABV

75cl

Vegan

Vegetarian

Meet the winemaker - Virgile Joly

  • Virgile Joly is almost annoyingly perfect. He's ultra organic, with the certificates to prove it. Dashingly good looking, with a beautiful wife (who fell in love with him after one harvest). Stupidly talented with wine, he has glowing reviews from the doyenne of wine writing, Jancis Robinson.
  • Plus he's not afraid of hard work. He bottled his first vintage himself. 3,000 bottles, Virgile and a funnel. Now that's dedication!
  • 10 years later, he's producing some of the Languedoc's most sought after wines and we're using Angel funding to help him expand his winery and go on to even greater things. Plus his surname brings a smile to our face every time we see it - what's not to like!

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86% of 92 would buy it again
£12.99

2016

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