2009 Domaine Le Colombier "Vieilles Vignes" Vacqueyras

SKU #1065037

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.

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 By: Chris Bottarini |  Review Date: 1/28/2012 
Saturated ruby in the glass. A very opulent wine on the nose. Very typical Cotes du Rhone scents of raspberry ganache, earthy mushrooms, roasted meats & peppery spices. A very rich @ chewy wine on the palate with a persistent finish. Better than I would expect from such a humble appellation.

 By: Charles Salmon |  Review Date: 5/2/2011 
very good

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

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 (%): 14.5
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