Vacqueyras, Southern Rhône

Domaine Les Ondines

Vacqueyras Grenache Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

This spicy, Grenache-based Vacqueyras exudes Provençal lushness and charm, with abundant raspberry, bitter cherry and floral notes. Substantial enough for rich winter fare, the 2017 also has the energy to pair well with lighter foods. It’s still young, so a quick decant is in order. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2019) — 6 days ago

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Château de Montfrin

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend

Soft ripened fruits and Lilacs..
This is a lovely CDR if your in the mood for a thoughtful, yet easy going type of juice.
Black cherry, prune, piñon, with a all encompassing gritty, yet finesse full of tannins. A lovely Drinker for quiet contemplation,
— 8 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

A glass of this would be good! Cheers!💀

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Earlier this year when I was first getting acquainted with the 2016 vintage from the Southern Rhône, I made the comment that it reminded me of the 2010 vintage. I’m now more convinced than ever that it is one of the most classical vintages of the last twenty years and will drink well for decades...and 2017 might be nipping at it’s heals. Anyway, let’s talk a little bit about this wine. I’ve never been a huge Vieux Telegraph guy, despite the near universal adoration it received from others. Maybe it’s because it’s such an archetypal wine of the region and therefor sort of bores me. But on its own, in 2016, without other CdP’s on the table, this was really very good and worthy of its merits. Lucious bramble fruit and minerals with black pepper and a lovely lavender/garrigue mix. The tannins are firm but fine, like other 2016’s. And there’s good acid too. Very well balanced. — 10 days ago

Josh, Daniel P. and 16 others liked this

Domaine de la Jaufrette

Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2010

2010s from Jaufrette are so meaty and structured. This is dark, has sinew and grip, rustic and soulful. Dried strawberries and black cherries, stewed plums, tar, espresso, leather, cigar ash, roasted herbs, hung meat, shiitake, hoisin. — 9 days ago

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Château des Tours

Vacqueyras Red Rhône Blend 2006

Gorgeous! Pale limpid garnet. Sweet kirsch fruits. Balsam. Seamless. Very long finish. Love this wine! — a month ago

Mark, Bob and 4 others liked this

Domaine La Garrigue

Vacqueyras 2009

Really sweet and delicious — 16 days ago

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Vignobles Mayard

Cuvée Alex Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2012

Excited to check in on this! Harmonious, lengthy, and heady with its perfume. Great memories of tastings with Bobby at my old job, this cuvée named after his son was always a highlight. To me it really focuses on the synergy that old vine Grenache and Mourvèdre can have. There’s a perfect balance of soaked red and black fruits, garrigue, and an exotic spice savoriness that I just love. Structural compliment is there, with the Mourvèdre’s tannic backbone countering the mid-palate weight of the Grenache. As with many 2012s in the Rhône, this has such a great personality, a match of elegance and richness that bring so much joy in the glass. Perfect for turkey day! — 10 days ago

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Domaine Maby

Domaine Maby Lirac Cuvée Prestige Red Rhone Blend 2007

Vintage 2007 \ Last bottle \ half transparant ruby red, smell with red fruit and peat, beautiful ripe with a powerful ánd velvety taste, I love this \ paired with carrot stew and a saucage, honest food with an honest wine — 2 days ago

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Xavier Vignon

Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2015

Classic round Rhone. Slightly acidic. — 10 days ago

Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clairette Grenache Blanc 2007

First whiff almost medicinal which blew off. I decanted half and kept half in the bottle to compare. Tasted from the bottle first. Aromas of quince, peach,grapefruit and a touch of honey. On the palate - WOW - mouthfilling of profound intensity - honey and toffee notes with a refreshing twist of grapefruit to finish off. A full bodied rich white made up of 50% Grenache Blanc and 50% Clairette. Unctuous yet with vibrant energy and enough acid to stop it being blowsy. Great winemaking. Equally as enjoyable as a mature Grand Cru White Burgundy - My first Rayas Blanc and it was a stunning experience. One of the whites of the year! Then I tried the half that had been decanted and it had a little of that vibrant energy decanted out of it. To compare scores: 98 straight out of the bottle and 96 for the decanted version. — 7 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Ceccherini Cristiano Absolutely agree. This was very much a Wow wine for me. Pity it was so expensive but it is Rayas I suppose.
Ceccherini Cristiano

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It used to be terribly cheaper😢
David T

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Beautiful producer.