Vacqueyras, Southern Rhône

Mas Serra

Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2018

There is a little funk at first. Then comes tapenade, fig, bacon, blackberry, Provence herbs. The palate is very nice and smooth although quite acid driven, but with a soft mouthfeel and a nice blackberry note. There is a good width and a bit of weight, a spherical mid palate with a good tannic kick leaving a layer of dust on the finish which is mainly fruity with a bacon note. It's very surprising to find that bacon note that I usually associate with Northern Rhone syrah. This is a very good surprise. — 14 days ago

Peter, Alex and 11 others liked this

Alain Jaume & Fils

Château Mazane Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2016

2016 vintage. Workmanlike and solid with a requisite fruit/tannins balance. — 25 days ago

Mike, David and 2 others liked this

David Reynaud

Les 7 Péchés Capitaux l'Envie Marsanne 2018

Lovely Marsanne; dry, supple with delicious peach , melon and caramelized pineapple notes. Really enjoyed this bottle. Recommend! — 3 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 2 others liked this

Chêne Bleu

Heloise Syrah Blend 2017

Our first official, post-COVID dinner with most of our old wine crew, plus new friends. No notes, but honest scores. — 6 days ago

Andrew, Byron and 24 others liked this

Cellier Saint Jean

Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2017

A well established source of reds based on the Granache grape. This is a very good example. €11.99 Lidl. — 6 months ago

Domaine la Monardière

Les 2 Monardes Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend

Alex Lallos

Another great bottle. 2009 out of 500ml (was meant for bistro and not import). Lovely from a ripe year. I prefer the less ripe / more restrained versions but this is as good as vacqueras gets. The new vintages are top notch but fun to try these older ones as well: modern and plush but still some old school roots. For around $20 it’s pretty insane (email me and I’ll send you two bottles for the price of one) — a month ago

Josh, Severn and 2 others liked this

Château de Saint-Cosme

Hominis Fides Gigondas Grenache 2018

Blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 14% Syrah and 1% Cinsault, aged in both new and used oak, Deep Ruby with purple edges and aromas of dark berry fruits and herb pepper spice. On the palate cherry and blackberry with some spice on fine tannins. Full-bodied with nice mouthfeel on a long finish ending with herby forest floor character. Tasted twice, nice! — 12 days ago

Alex, Paul and 13 others liked this

Domaine Fontaine du Clos

Reflets de l'Âme Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend

2018, Very good! Not heavy. Both liked. Cellar 13 $24.99 — 5 days ago

Domaine le Sang des Cailloux

Vacqueyras Rouge Red Rhône Blend 1999

22 years old and going strong. Rich with dark fruit, coffee and berries. — 11 days ago

Château Rayas

Château Des Tours Réservé Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2012

I bought this bottle 5 years ago for 16 EUR and I'm not sure about the current pricetag but man what a bargain it was. I had to dig deep into my cellar to pull this one but I'm so glad I did..
This is unlike anything I know from that region.
The nose is blood orange and olive and garrigue. The palate is magnificent. A very strong acid backbone, a very dry mouthfeel with those blood orange notes all along. A huge width and an soft mouthfeel, a power house of a mid palate with carressing tannins which create a drying layer, and eventually a very long, everlasting finish with that blood orange note which turns into blood orange peel in the end with a tiny bitter twist. This is greatness before my eyes (and tastebuds)
— 14 days ago

Alex, Bob and 16 others liked this
Daniel M

Daniel M

Correction : 21 EUR