Domaine Le Colombier

Tradition Vacqueyras Grenache Syrah

8.618 ratings
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Vacqueyras, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Grenache, Syrah
Top Notes For
Alex Arocha

It’s weird! Fruity and light like a Pinot noir but floral and herby like caraway and the lightest fennel. 8.7 on the tastiness but gets a bump for being interesting.

It’s weird! Fruity and light like a Pinot noir but floral and herby like caraway and the lightest fennel. 8.7 on the tastiness but gets a bump for being interesting.

Dec 1st, 2018
Carter Pelham

Faint earthiness underlies pleasant and uncomplicated flavors

Faint earthiness underlies pleasant and uncomplicated flavors

Jun 27th, 2018
Zachary Price

A total wine pick up. Vacqueyras is a French AOC in the southern Rhône region, established in 1990. Often receiving the unfortunate moniker of "a poor man's Châteauneuf-du-Pape", the wines are typically GSMs and can age nicely if produced correctly. This one is 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, (the AOC requires a minimum of 50% Grenache in the wine). While you can drink the wines young, they truly begin to shine after 3-4 years. This wine seems to be peaking now. ~$17 | #totalwine #vacqueyras #GSM

On the eyes: Dull deep brick brown, slightly cloudy, peaking to slightly orange at the rim. Med stain, med tears, no gas/floc.

On the nose: Black cherry, mulberry, vinous, nice oak character, hint of petrol and pepper.

On the tongue: med+ acid, med tannin, med alcohol, med body, a bit chewy in the mouth. Bright red cherry, stewed blackberry, a hint of mulling spices, touch of oak and tar. Nice finish.

A total wine pick up. Vacqueyras is a French AOC in the southern Rhône region, established in 1990. Often receiving the unfortunate moniker of "a poor man's Châteauneuf-du-Pape", the wines are typically GSMs and can age nicely if produced correctly. This one is 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, (the AOC requires a minimum of 50% Grenache in the wine). While you can drink the wines young, they truly begin to shine after 3-4 years. This wine seems to be peaking now. ~$17 | #totalwine #vacqueyras #GSM

On the eyes: Dull deep brick brown, slightly cloudy, peaking to slightly orange at the rim. Med stain, med tears, no gas/floc.

On the nose: Black cherry, mulberry, vinous, nice oak character, hint of petrol and pepper.

On the tongue: med+ acid, med tannin, med alcohol, med body, a bit chewy in the mouth. Bright red cherry, stewed blackberry, a hint of mulling spices, touch of oak and tar. Nice finish.

Feb 18th, 2016
Laurie Duxbury

From Total Wine. 1/27/16.

From Total Wine. 1/27/16.

Jan 28th, 2016
Lesley Sico

Very robust, earthy, spicy - not my fave

Very robust, earthy, spicy - not my fave

Feb 6th, 2015
Rachel Knight

Lots of notes of green pepper

Lots of notes of green pepper

Dec 26th, 2014
Laura Gibson

A little too much after taste for me

A little too much after taste for me

Jun 11th, 2014
John Chesbro

Total Wine 91 pt under $15

Total Wine 91 pt under $15

Sep 26th, 2013
Meek D'Nol

Meek had this 2 years ago

Meek had this 2 years ago

Nov 13th, 2017
Luke Pridgeon

Luke had this 3 years ago

Luke had this 3 years ago

Jun 12th, 2016