Domaine le Couroulu Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes 2009
This has a nice old school feel, with chestnut, bay leaf and singed cedar notes framing the crushed black currant and mulled plum fruit. Alder and tobacco flavors take over on the finish. Burly but balanced. Nice character. Drink now through 2018.Add winemaker's notes
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This has a nice old school feel, with chestnut, bay leaf and singed cedar notes framing the crushed black currant and mulled plum fruit. Alder and tobacco flavors take over on the finish. Burly but balanced. Nice character. Drink now through 2018.
Dark ruby. Black and blue fruits on the pungent, spice-accented nose. Stains the palate with intense black raspberry and blueberry flavors lifted by tangy acidity. The spicy quality and repeating dark berry notes dominate on the long, sappy, impressively precise finish. This sexy wine is surprisingly approachable now but has the depth to age.
Potentially better, but backward and in need of several years of bottle age at present, the 2009 Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes comes from 60-year-old vines. Composed of 65% Grenache and 35% Mourvedre aged in cement tanks, it exhibits a dense purple color in addition to restrained aromatics, a highly extracted mouthfeel, but no hard edges. Silky tannins, low acidity and stunning concentration suggest it should turn out to be a brilliant Vacqueyras that will hit its prime in 2–3 years, and last for 10–12.
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