2001 Château des Tours Vacqueyras (Previously $60)
Deep crimson. Looks and tastes extremely young still. Tight tannins - very chewy even at eight years old. 17/20 points.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The beautiful, elegant, seductive 2001 Vacqueyras is a serious effort. Its medium ruby color is followed by distinctive kirsch liqueur notes intermixed with freshly ground pepper, licorice, and strawberries.
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. 15% abv.