Domaine la Garrigue Vacqueyras 2011

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Dark ruby. Spicy cherry and dark berries on the nose, with hints of rose and violet adding complexity. Lively and focused on the palate, showing sweet raspberry and kirsch flavors and slow-building smokiness. The finish is sappy and well-defined, lea... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2008 Domaine la Garrigue Vacqueyras 750ml

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Snooth User: MrRiesling
2015421,341
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/18/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Shnidilydop
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/27/2009

What more to say. 07' is the best vintage in long time for Rhone and every one I've had has proven this. Southern Rhones hold a special place in my heart and this Vacqueyras was a true pleasure. The pallet was a good 30 seconds of bliss.


Snooth User: SetarconeX
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 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?


Snooth User: jaye
28911379
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 02/22/2007

Within 15 minutes of opening: Nose is plum and cherry along with mushrooms and wet leaves. I can actually smell the alcohol. I also think I am detecting a little ""musk"" in the mix. The fruit is definitely the primary component. As to taste, it is almost painful at first. All I can get is acidity and alcohol. My mouth is actually burning . . . I am getting a pleasant after-taste; though I wonder if this is partially brought on by a relief from the really nasty cough-medicine like overkill taste of the wine. After 3 hours plus of air: The aroma has changed dramatically. It is now very medicinal and herbaceous along with some eucalyptus and a surprising strawberry component. I can still smell the alcohol. The taste has improved. It is not painful anymore. There is more fruit now (cherry and strawberry) along with smoky tobacco. Though still a bit hot, it is far far better than it was initially. -----------------------------------Next Day Notes Below------------------------------- Plum/Cherry, musk, tobacco and mentholatum on the nose. A lot of tannins in this wine still and I notice that the finish is very short, ""clipped"" almost. A good deal of heat on the finish, but the bitterness (though still present) has greatly diminished. The flavor brings to mind an image of low-sugar Kool-Aid with a tannic punch, mixed together with wood and tobacco. This may one day be a really good wine (once the tannins and alcohol have integrated themselves better with the other flavors), but at this piont I just find it too disjointed. Even on my final tasting (a few hours later) when it had really settled down, I found it no better than a number of ""under $10"" pop-n-pour wines that I have had. My score is based on its drinkability at this stage.


Snooth User: jaye
28911379
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/08/2007

Within 15 minutes of opening: Nose is plum and cherry along with mushrooms and wet leaves. I can actually smell the alcohol. I also think I am detecting a little "musk" in the mix. The fruit is definitely the primary component. As to taste, it is almost painful at first. All I can get is acidity and alcohol. My mouth is actually burning . . . I am getting a pleasant after-taste; though I wonder if this is partially brought on by a relief from the really nasty cough-medicine like overkill taste of the wine. After 3 hours plus of air: The aroma has changed dramatically. It is now very medicinal and herbaceous along with some eucalyptus and a surprising strawberry component. I can still smell the alcohol. The taste has improved. It is not painful anymore. There is more fruit now (cherry and strawberry) along with smoky tobacco. Though still a bit hot, it is far far better than it was initially. -----------------------------------Next Day Notes Below------------------------------- Plum/Cherry, musk, tobacco and mentholatum on the nose. A lot of tannins in this wine still and I notice that the finish is very short, "clipped" almost. A good deal of heat on the finish, but the bitterness (though still present) has greatly diminished. The flavor brings to mind an image of low-sugar Kool-Aid with a tannic punch, mixed together with wood and tobacco. This may one day be a really good wine (once the tannins and alcohol have integrated themselves better with the other flavors), but at this piont I just find it too disjointed. Even on my final tasting (a few hours later) when it had really settled down, I found it no better than a number of "under $10" pop-n-pour wines that I have had. My score is based on its drinkability at this stage. [83]


Snooth User: KettlebellMan
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 09/25/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Domaine la Garrigue Vacqueyras

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Vintage: 2008 06/16/2011

Dark ruby. Spicy cherry and dark berries on the nose, with hints of rose and violet adding complexity. Lively and focused on the palate, showing sweet raspberry and kirsch flavors and slow-building smokiness. The finish is sappy and well-defined, lea... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2008 Domaine la Garrigue Vacqueyras 750ml


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Vintage: 2006 05/19/2011

Made in the best traditions of fine wine making, this remarkably rich, full-bodied red is not filtered, thereby retaining all its heady bouquet and depth of character.


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Vintage: 2006 05/19/2011

The 2006 Vacqueyras (80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre) is also a special bottling for Eric Solomon. A ruby/purple color is accompanied by a sweet bouquet of black cherries, licorice, roasted Provencal herbs, and garrigue. Deep, full-bodied, and intense with beautiful purity, a layered mouthfeel, and a heady finish, it should drink nicely for at least a decade.



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