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Grenache with Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault (vines mid-late 1980s) from alluvial soils, slate terraces, destemmed, crushed, 3 week vinification, pumping overs, part vat emptying/refilling, vat raised 12 months, filtered, 4,000 b

2015

full, dark red colour. The nose is ample, well filled with a smoky blueberry, deep mulberry aroma with dabs of licorice. The palate attacks well via rolling black fruits with a line of saltiness through them, culminating in a fresh, pebbly tannin close that shows good, stealthy length. This is genuine, well made Vacqueyras, aided by the free juiciness and the freshness. Good structure, rolling, clear fruit are its prime assets. Ideal for beef, lamb dishes. Drink from 2018. 14°. 4,000 b. US$25. 2023-24 June 2017