Domaine Le Colombier
Vacqueyras Cuvee G Rouge 2011
AVAILABLE IN 750ML BOTTLES
Only 800 cases made of this, Mourre family's top wine.
The "G" stands for "Gilbert", in honour of Jean-Louis' father.
50% Syrah (Shiraz), 50% Grenache from 50-100 y.o. vines - 12 mths barrel age. It displays a dense ruby/purple color and a big, sweet kiss of blackberry and cassis along with licorice, graphite and provencal herbs. It is seductive, full-bodied and exhibiting some toasty vanilla notes that are not dominant or intrusive. This is a beauty to drink over the next 5-6 years.
Liquor Style: Dry Red
Varietal: Grenache Shiraz
Wine Style: Grenache Blends
Bottle Closure: Cork
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Standard Drinks: 8.2
Suggested Cellaring: 10 years
Region of Origin: Rhône Valley
Country of Origin: France
>> 39th Place, Wine Spectator TOP 100 Wines in 2010 for 2007 Vintage
>> "... a rock star of the vintage"
-91 points and Rated Highest Score by Wine Advocate of 65 Vacqueyras Tasted for 2011 Vintage (Dec 2013)
>> 91 Points - Robert Parker
>> "Bright purple. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, potpourri and sandlewood. Rich, round and deep, with sappy dark berry and spicecake flavours sexed up by exotic floral pastille quality. Finishes silky and sweet, with a suave dusting of tannins and excellent length."
-91 Points, Stephen Tanzer-
>> "Looking at the reds and the only 2011 I was able to taste (I’m not sure if they produced their other two cuvees or not), the 2011 Vacqueyras G (50/50 blend of Grenache and Syrah aged in 1-3-year-old barrels) is a fruit loaded, medium to full-bodied effort that has fresh, lively aromatics (plum, violets, underbrush and spice), juicy acidity and quality tannin. It’s a rock star in the vintage and should drink nicely through 2021."
-91 Points, Wine Advocate-