I have just taken delivery of some of the EP wines from my reserves, I bought a mixed case from the Rhone 2013 EP offer, all of them are now in the drink window so I decided to open one of them. I chose to open a bottle of Chateau Mont Redon Lirac - I notice that the Chateau also has a CNDP wine as well and the cork had CNDP on it. The Wine Society isn’t currently selling the wine but I can see that Virgin wines have it for sale at around £15 a bottle - not bad considering I paid around £8 for it.
The wine itself was delicious, dark fruits with a hint of spice and smoke, very enjoyable - I am glad I bought a case of 12 with 6 wines and 2 bottles each.
I will keep the other bottle until next year to see how it might develop, the wines I bought EP were just the good value reds whereas I did buy some Croze Hermitage EP wines for the 2015 vintage which will be longer lived.