2007 Domaine Le Couroulu "Classique" Vacqueyras

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91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. Seductively perfumed, complex bouquet of red and dark berries, Asian spices and minerals. Pinot-like in aromas and flavors, with sweet raspberry and blackberry notes, silky texture and good back-end snap. This graceful wine is already very tasty but is balanced to age." ((Jan 09 ) 90+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Vacqueyras Cuvee Classique is just that. Kirsch liqueur, roasted Provencal herbs, spice box, licorice, and lavender soar from the glass of this full-bodied, richly fruity wine, which has superb depth, density, and a 30+-second finish. This is an impressively endowed, round, voluptuous style of Vacqueyras, but don’t make the mistake of drinking it all in its exuberant youthfulness, as it will keep for 6-7 years. It is a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre aged in foudres." (10/09) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and lush, but well-harnessed, as mesquite and iron notes lend a tangy frame to the solid core of mulled plum, blackberry and fig fruit. The finish is long and smoldering. Drink now through 2011." (05/10) 14% abv.

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By: Scott Beckerley |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/13/2010  | Send Email
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A big style of Vacqueyras with big, ripe berries. Ripe, red cherry fruit with boysenberries. A wonderful violet nose that is very pretty!

By: Steve Bearden |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/5/2010  | Send Email
Before you Rhone lovers blow your entire budget chasing down all those fantastic bottles of $60.00 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape, do yourself a favor and snag a couple bottles of this amazing $20.00 Rhone. This is almost inky with scents of currants, blackberries, licorice and spices. Rich, full-bodied and creamy, this plush textured wine is sweet and complex right to the end where the powerful tannins kick in. Decant now or cellar for 5 years.

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Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Alcohol Content (%): 14