2009 Domaine Le Colombier "Vieilles Vignes" Vacqueyras
90-93 points Robert Parker: "The 2009 Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes (80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre aged in cement) exhibits copious aromas of roasted herbes de Provence, meat juices, mushrooms, blueberries, blackberries and camphor. This thick, rich, full-bodied wine should be ready to drink before the Cuvee G, but last just as long. These are both very impressive wines!" (10/2010)) Located in the heart of the southern Rhone, Domaine Le Colombier produces delicious wines hailed by Robert Parker as one of the "stars" of the appellation and "an outrageous deal". Owned and operated by Jean-Louis Mourre, Domaine Le Colomber currently consists of 70 acres of vineyards spanning across several appellations which include Cotes du Rhone, Cotes du Ventoux and Vacqueyras. The "Vieilles Vignes" Vacqueyras featured here consists of old vines averaging 50+ years of age. 14.5% abv.