2012 Domaine Le Colombier "Vieilles Vignes" Vacqueyras (Previously $25)

SKU #1270885 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Looking at the 2012s, all of which were tasted from barrel, the 2012 Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes checks in as a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre that was aged all in concrete tank. Deep, rich and layered, with ample blackberry, blackcurrant, smoke, licorice and tinges of flowers, this full-bodied beauty has loads of potential and is a smoking value. Concentrated, with fine tannin and excellent overall freshness, it should be reasonably approachable on release and have over a decade of longevity. (JD)  (12/2013)

91-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright violet color. Cherry and dark berry preserves on the perfumed nose, with complicating notes of licorice and olive gaining power in the glass. Lively cherry and blackberry flavors stain the palate, showing very good clarity and building smoky minerality. The very long finish features strong cut, lingering sweetness and smooth, harmonious tannins that fade quickly into the fruit. (JR)  (1/2014)

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By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/3/2016 | Send Email
Very concentrated fruit from old vines gives off aromas of figs, plums and crushed rocks. Flavors of tobacco and leather come out on the palate over a supple but powerful integrated tannin structure. The finish is long and lingering but very focused. Simply put, delicious!

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Alcohol Content (%): 14.5