Domaine de L'Espigouette Vacqueyras 2018
Elevated to AOC status in 1990 from its humble Côtes du Rhône Villages origins, Vacqueyras is a small town in the Southern Rhône producing full-bodied, rich and complex wines, more approachable then its more famous neighbours Gigondas and Châteauneuf du Pape. Aged in oak for 12-18 months, and consisting of 80% Grenache, 15% Sryah and 5% Mourvedre, this is a deeply complex and brooding red. Great value wine!
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Winemakers tasting notes: Dark red colour, deep with purple reflections.
The nose is wide open, with scents of garrigue (bay leaf, rosemary) and fresh thyme. An explosion of black fruits upon aeration (blackberry, candied cherry). Nice balance between power and gluttony. Typical of the great successes of the Rhône Valley in this vintage. A light woody note that perfects the complexity.
The palate is powerful, voluminous. The sweetness, from the start, gives a lot of fullness and voluptuousness. It has a beautiful tannic structure but the tannins are well coated, they give relief. The balance between potency and freshness is perfect.
Enjoy in 3 to 5 years on a leg of lamb with crunchy vegetables or a nice piece of beef.
About the Producer
Bernard Latour and his two sons Julien (who worked in Australia) and Emilien are making excellent value wines, with the average age of the vines being not less than 40 years of age. Vinification is traditional, in a mix of a stainless steel and cement vats, elevage is then in foudres. (Large wooden vats.)
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