2007 Domaine Le Couroulu "Vieilles Vignes" Vacqueyras
93 points Robert Parker "An absolute whopper of a Vacqueyras is the 2007 Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes, which comes from their oldest vines and is a blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah. Licorice, charcoal, blackberry and cassis notes, along with hints of lavender and pepper, jump from the glass of this inky/purple-colored wine. Layered and multi-dimensional, with superb purity, fleshy, concentrated fruit, and perfect balance, this wine has an uncanny ability to be substantial in size but remains surprisingly elegant, with admirable purity. This is a super Vacqueyras to drink over the next 7-8 years. This is a sensational estate in Vacqueyras owned by Guy Ricard, whose wines have given me enormous pleasure for nearly two decades. The estate owns 40 acres of vineyard and makes two cuvees, both noteworthy." Wine Advocate # 185 Oct 2009.