Domaine Le Colombier Vacqueyras Cuvee G 2011
Only 800 cases made of this, Mourre family's top wine. The "G" stands for "Gilbert", in honour of Jean-Louis' father.
Varietal: Grenache Shiraz
Aroma: Sweet kiss of blackberry and cassis along with licorice, graphite and provencal herbs.
Palate: It is seductive, full-bodied and exhibiting some toasty vanilla notes that are not dominant or intrusive.
Bottle Closure: Cork
Suggested Cellaring: 10 years
Vinification: This is the Domaine's top wine. A 50% blend of Syrah and Grenache from the 50-100-year-old vines. The wine spends 12 months in barrel.
>> 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-