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Domaine la Garrigue Vacqueyras 2005

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This typically Provençal 65-hectare estate has been in the same family since 1850. Grenache (from 50-year-old + vines) forms 75% of the blend (the remainder shared between Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault); the upbringing is traditional (24 months in cement vat, without filtration). As you can imagine this is 'take-no-prisoners' southern Rhone. Impressions of undergrowth, musk and leather are evocative of the garrigue from which the vineyard derives its name. The strong, rich flavour is finely structured, the tannins are powerful yet well integrated, the fruit is brandied cherries and a firm rasp of pepper seasons the palate. A winter wine for roast partridge with cabbage or duck with olives.

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Snooth User: SetarconeX
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5.00 5
12/17/2008

A lot of chocolate and a dash of smoke, with a bit of spice. A rather thick wine. Good to go with BBQ sauce perhaps?



This typically Provençal 65-hectare estate has been in the same family since 1850. Grenache (from 50-year-old + vines) forms 75% of the blend (the remainder shared between Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault); the upbringing is traditional (24 months in cement vat, without filtration). As you can imagine this is 'take-no-prisoners' southern Rhone. Impressions of undergrowth, musk and leather are evocative of the garrigue from which the vineyard derives its name. The strong, rich flavour is finely structured, the tannins are powerful yet well integrated, the fruit is brandied cherries and a firm rasp of pepper seasons the palate. A winter wine for roast partridge with cabbage or duck with olives.

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