Domaine le Couroulu Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes 2007
Wine Advocate Review Rated 90+ The 2007 Vacqueyras Cuvee Classique is just that. Kirsch liqueur, roasted Provencal herbs, spice box, licorice, and lavender soar from the glass of this full-bodied, richly fruity wine, which has superb depth, density, and a 30+-second finish. This is an impressively endowed, round, voluptuous style of Vacqueyras, but dont make the mistake of drinking it all in its exuberant youthfulness, as it will keep for 6-7 years. It is a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre aged in foudres.
Big dark vibrant tasty Vacqueyras with more grenache than syrah. Tested at 70 deg F on a well-aired bottle, 2 to 3 hours. Nose of scrubland (more bush, less herb) and earthy dried fruit (fig, cranberries). In the mouth has firm acid and fuzzy tannins and chewy neutral (not sour) ripe deep fruit (various tastes, cranberry, blackberry, at another time strawvberry, cherry, and blackberry) with pepper spice. Dry. Body medium, acid medium plus, tannin medium plus. 70% grenache, 30% syrah.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Domaine le Couroulu Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes
Deep ruby. Powerful aromas of dark cherry, cassis and smoky herbs. Much more serious than the classique, with a deeper, darker fruit profile, more body and mounting sweetness. Unlike the basic bottling, this will demand mdash; not just reward mdash; patience. The finish is broad, sweet and very long. Irsquo;d stash this away for at least a few years.
An absolute whopper of a Vacqueyras is the 2007 Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes, which comes from their oldest vines and is a blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah. Licorice, charcoal, blackberry and cassis notes, along with hints of lavender and pepper, jump from the glass of this inky/purple-colored wine. Layered and multi-dimensional, with superb purity, fleshy, concentrated fruit, and perfect balance, this wine has an uncanny ability to be substantial in size but remains surprisingly elegant, with admirable purity. This is a super Vacqueyras to drink over the next 7ndash;8 years.
Deep ruby. Powerful aromas of dark cherry, cassis and smoky herbs. Much more serious than the classique, with a deeper, darker fruit profile, more body and mounting sweetness. Unlike the basic bottling, this will demand-not just reward-patience. The finish is broad, sweet and very long. I'd stash this away for at least a few years.