Vignerons de Caractère

Éternité Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend

9.29 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Vacqueyras, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
MaJ CappS

Smells of hazelnut (common in aged wine for me)

This has mellowed a lot sconce I first tasted it, it has relaxed most of its muscle, and has become a much more eager to please than tanning dominating wine.
Heft to the body, with some barnyard decay, dried prune, oil cured olives, Thai basil, anise.
Tannins are still ready to slap you around, just not as much as they did in 2012 the acidity reminds me of a rechargeable battery. In a green way.

Smells of hazelnut (common in aged wine for me)

This has mellowed a lot sconce I first tasted it, it has relaxed most of its muscle, and has become a much more eager to please than tanning dominating wine.
Heft to the body, with some barnyard decay, dried prune, oil cured olives, Thai basil, anise.
Tannins are still ready to slap you around, just not as much as they did in 2012 the acidity reminds me of a rechargeable battery. In a green way.

Sep 12th, 2020
Justin Matijcio

Justin had this 5 years ago

Justin had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 19th, 2015
Roger Cabrera

Vacqueyras doesn't ever get the credit it deserves. This one shows extreme finesse. This example displays the savory end of Grenache with dried black cherry and hints of prune. But there's definitely an underlying herbal kick, not the pyrazine inspired kind, but more Of what you'd find in Provence. A beautiful ensemble with considerable complexity.

Vacqueyras doesn't ever get the credit it deserves. This one shows extreme finesse. This example displays the savory end of Grenache with dried black cherry and hints of prune. But there's definitely an underlying herbal kick, not the pyrazine inspired kind, but more Of what you'd find in Provence. A beautiful ensemble with considerable complexity.

Jul 25th, 2015
Adam Wakefield

First experience with Vacqueyras and it was great! Strawberries and campfire. I'll being seeking out Southern Rhone more.

First experience with Vacqueyras and it was great! Strawberries and campfire. I'll being seeking out Southern Rhone more.

Apr 23rd, 2017
Greg Rubin

A little too hot and brambly and tastes acidified. Like a lead horse - great out of the gate but fades quick on the back stretch.

A little too hot and brambly and tastes acidified. Like a lead horse - great out of the gate but fades quick on the back stretch.

Jun 11th, 2015
Sara

Sara had this 4 years ago

Sara had this 4 years ago

Apr 24th, 2016
William Mol

William had this 5 years ago

William had this 5 years ago

Aug 8th, 2015
D Edwards

D had this 6 years ago

D had this 6 years ago

Jan 31st, 2015
Riley Stephens

Riley had this 6 years ago

Riley had this 6 years ago

Dec 28th, 2014