Vacqueyras

Jean Marie Arnoux

Vacqueyras Grenache Blend 2011

A wafting presence of rocks and fennel,

Medium to heavy bodied, salty! And crazy dark like squid ink, with more squid ink flavor, and black licorice.
Deep, dark fruits, with toothpicks and blackened blackberry acidity..
a bit muted, unless you sift for the gold.
— 15 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Nice, deep plum shade. Have a great weekend!🍷

Domaine le Sang des Cailloux

Cuvée de Lopy Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2016

Delectable Wine
9.3

Deep shimmering ruby. Smoke- and spice- accented ripe cherry and black raspberry qualities on the nose, along with a suave floral nuance that emerges with air. Juicy and appealingly sweet, offering impressively concentrated red and blue fruit preserve flavors and hints of succulent herbs and candied licorice. Round, even tannins add shape to a long, floral-tinged finish that leave a sappy boysenberry note and a touch of smoked meat behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
— 10 days ago

Château de Montmirail

Cuvée l'Ermite Vacqueyras Grenache Syrah 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

Inky ruby. Assertive dark berry and cherry compote scents are complicated by suggestions of candied flowers, spicecake and licorice. Concentrated yet lively on the palate, offering sappy dark fruit and candied violet flavors that fan out slowly on the back half. Shows very good energy, increasing sweetness and steadily building, chewy tannins on the persistent finish. All concrete. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
— 10 days ago

Domaine de la Colline Saint-Jean

Vieilles Vignes Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2016

Delectable Wine
9.3

Opaque ruby. Highly expressive, mineral- and spice-accented boysenberry, cherry and floral scents show fine delineation and a subtle touch of garrigue. Silky in texture and impressively concentrated, offering intense red and blue fruit preserve and exotic spice flavors and a sexy hint of candied lavender. Fine-grained tannins give gentle grip to a very long, focused finish that leaves floral and cherry preserve notes behind. All concrete. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
— 10 days ago

Famille Perrin

Les Christins Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2016

Delectable Wine
9.3

Brilliant ruby. Aromas of ripe cherry, singed plum, candied flowers and licorice; a spicy, smoky mineral topnote adds urgency. In a broad, generous style, offering plush red and dark berry preserve, violet pastille and cracked pepper flavors and a sweetening suggestion of cola. Round, pliant tannins give gentle grip to an impressively long, smoky finish that strongly echoes the cherry and floral notes. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
— 10 days ago

Le Domaine Montirius

Garrigues Vacqueyras Grenache Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.3

Brilliant ruby. Spice-accented red and dark berry preserve, floral and smoky mineral qualities on the expressive nose; a hint of succulent herbs emerges with air. Shows very good depth as well as energy to the sweet black raspberry, cherry and licorice flavors, which deepen steadily through the midpalate. Supple tannins build slowly on a long, spicy finish that leaves cassis and cracked pepper notes behind. Raised in concrete vats. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
— 10 days ago

Roucas Toumba

La Grande Terre Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

Deep shimmering ruby. Smoke- and spice-accented cherry and black raspberry on the nose and in the mouth. Juicy and appealingly sweet, offering pliant red and blue fruit flavors and subtle hints of succulent herbs and licorice. Round, even tannins add gentle grip to the finish, which lingers with very good, spicy tenacity. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
— 10 days ago

Gabriel Meffre

Laurus Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2016

Delectable Wine
9.4

Limpid ruby-red. Powerful red and dark berry and cherry cola scents are complemented by exotic spice, incense and floral pastille notes. Sappy and densely packed, offering vivacious black raspberry, cherry liqueur, violet pastille and spicecake flavors energized by a core of juicy acidity. Smooth, harmonious tannins build steadily on the impressively long, penetrating finish, which leaves behind smoky mineral and juicy dark berry notes. Raised in 275-liter oak casks for 15 months. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
— 10 days ago

Les Halos de Jupiter

Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.2

Deep bright-rimmed magenta. Mineral- and smoke-accented cherry, black raspberry and garrigue scents pick up a sexy incense nuance as the wine opens up. Sweet, seamless and energetic on the palate, offering intense red and blue fruit, spicecake and floral pastille flavors that deepen through the back half. Concentrated yet light on its feet, playing power off delicacy with a smooth hand and finishing impressively long, sweet and subtly tannic. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
— 10 days ago

Domaine Santa Duc

Les Aubes Vacqueyras Grenache Blend 2016

Delectable Wine
9.3

Bright violet. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes succulent red and blue fruits, exotic spices and candied flowers. Palate-staining, intense raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors take a sweet turn on the back half. Finishes extremely long and spicy, with repeating florality and steadily building but deftly interwoven tannins. Aged in foudres and clay amphoras. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
— 10 days ago