Named for the unique clay and limestone soil called silex, the Tautavel Vingrau Silex is the top bottling of the Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau co-op. Impressive in every way, it is made from 60% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah, and 10% Carignan from low-yielding 50-year-old vines. Ripe and plush, yet artfully restrained and intricately textured, it offers a captivating mélange of plummy red and black fruit flavors, nuanced with classic silex notes of crushed stone, minerality, black pepper, and Provençal herbs. Highly enjoyable now with grilled steak and chops, this wine will continue to evolve gracefully over the next three to five years. We weren't the only ones blown away by this value, as Jeb Dunnuck gave it an impressive score of 93-95 points in The Wine Advocate, describing it as "…a seriously good wine that tastes like it costs three times its going rate." Limited quantity available.