2010 Montirius "Garrigues" Vacqueyras

SKU #1111727 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (70% grenache and 30% syrah): Youthful purple. Fresh red and dark berries on the intensely perfumed nose and in the mouth. Showing more brightness and red fruit character than it did from tank, with sexy floral and spice nuances building with air. Offers a suave blend of power and finesse, finishing spicy, gently tannic and impressively long.  (1/2013)

Jancis Robinson

 Very dark. Briary and autumnal. Sweet start and much fleshier than most Vacqueyras. Nice tight whole for medium-term drinking that has some freshness. Hint of treacle.  (12/2011)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2010 Vacqueyras Les Garrigues (70% Grenache and 30% Syrah from the well-known Garrigue lieu-dit situated just outside the village of Vacqueyras) comes from a biodynamically farmed vineyard of 65-year-old vines. Aged completely in concrete, it exhibits lots of naked black cherry fruit intermixed with loamy, peppery, earthy, garrigue notes and hints of licorice as well as spice box. Fleshy and heady with light tannins in the finish, it should drink well for 3-4 years.  (10/2012)

K&L Notes

Montirius is the impeccable fifth-generation estate of the Saurel family, a leading producer of Vacqueyras and Gigondas wines in the southern Rhone Valley. The Saurels make a range of deeply scented and flavored wines imbued with Provence's spice and structure. These are sensual wines with unusual finesse, possessing penetrating minerality and length. Located around the Vacqueyras village, "Garrigues" is a plot with an average vine age of 55 years, and some vines planted as long ago as 1925. The estate has been practicing biodynamic viticulture for more than ten years. 14.5% abv.

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Staff Image By: Mike Barber | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/28/2013 | Send Email
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The 2010 Montirius wines are beautiful and full of finesse, and priced extremely well for the quality of wine! These are bright, spicy, and elegant wines from a great vintage—all biodynamic and aged with no oak.
Top Value! Drink from 2013 to 2016

Staff Image By: Mulan Chan-Randel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/28/2013 | Send Email
Montirius' "Garrigues" takes its name from the savory aromas that this classic Vacqueyras typically exudes: thyme, rosemary, and notes of wild lavender. For folks just getting to know the delicious Grenache-based wines from this region, Montirius' Garrigues is the ideal place to start. Try it with grilled sausage or roasted chicken.

Staff Image By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/30/2012 | Send Email
One of the most exciting producers to be added to our Rhone lineup in some time, Montirius is well worth checking out. The 2010 Montirius "Garrigues" Vacqueyras is my favorite. Bright, tangy Grenache combines with dark, smoky Syrah to yield the perfect southern Rhone red. Generous fruit and a very natural style of winemaking means that the wines taste neither over manipulated nor excessively rustic. These wines have a particular affinity with anything slow cooked - roasted, braised, or stewed. The perfect partner with winter fare.

Staff Image By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/29/2012 | Send Email
Everything and more that you would expect from a Vacqueyras. But then this is Montirius, you should expect that.

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Alcohol Content (%): 14.5