2006 Château des Tours Vacqueyras

SKU #1126228 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Light, bright red. Sexy, high-pitched aromas of candied red berries, potpourri and Asian spices, along with a subtle smoky topnote. Juicy, focused and pure, offering vibrant raspberry and cherry flavors that show surprising depth. This lithe wine packs a serious punch and finishes with gentle tannins and lingering sweetness.  (6/ 2013)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Mature and slightly evolved, yet with plenty of life left, the 2006 Vacqueyras offers up a complex profile of sweet strawberries, garrigue, forest floor and truffle to go with a medium-bodied, elegant and seamless palate. Drinking beautifully, with a classy feel, it should continue to deliver the goods for another 4-5 years. Drink now-2018. (JD)  (10/ 2013)

K&L Notes

Chateau des Tours is a Côtes du Rhône property managed by Emmanuel Reynaud, who also manages Chateau Rayas and Chateau de Fonsalette. The wines are produces from vines on the 40-acre estate from Grenache.

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By: Olivia Ragni |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/9/2014  | Send Email
With a lovely light red, almost brick color, you can see this wine has seriously developed. The nose reflects its light appearance with bright fruits like fresh cherry, candied orange peel and cranberry. The palate provides flavors of candied fruits with nice acidity for balance, fresh tobacco, cedar and a dry, almost amaro, finish. Open this bottle with pâté or gamey meats.

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Varietal:

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.
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