2007 Domaine de la Charbonniere Vacqueyras

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 91
  • IWC 91
  • WS 90

Reviews for 2007 Domaine de la Charbonniere Vacqueyras

WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2009
As I have indicated in many of my reports on the southern Rhone while I am a big fan of everything the family of Michel Maret and his daughters produce in Chateauneuf du Pape perhaps their biggest sleeper wine and best... As I have indicated in many of my reports on the southern Rhone while I am a big fan of everything the family of Michel Maret and his daughters produce in Chateauneuf du Pape perhaps their biggest sleeper wine and best value is their Vacqueyras. With just over 10 acres in this appellation the 2007 Vacqueyras (a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah) is aged in both stainless steel tanks and wood foudres. It consistently displays loads of pepper meat juices Provencal herbs licorice and spice. This is an impressive wine in 2007 richer than normal full-bodied with lots of glycerin thickness and succulence without any hard edges. This is a head-turning flamboyant style of Vacqueyras that is hard to ignore. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2009
Vivid red. Powerfully scented nose displays fresh raspberry flowers and minerals. Light in body and refined with sweet red fruit and candied floral flavors and a silky texture. Fine-grained tannins arrive on the long... Vivid red. Powerfully scented nose displays fresh raspberry flowers and minerals. Light in body and refined with sweet red fruit and candied floral flavors and a silky texture. Fine-grained tannins arrive on the long sappy finish. This elegant wine is balanced to age but you could drink it now for its sexy fruit and floral qualities.-Josh Raynolds
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2009
Nice alluring spice and mesquite aromas give way to a silky palate filled with black tea and mulled currant. The velvety finish lets the fruit ride over buried tar and mineral hints. Rock-solid. Drink now through 2011... Nice alluring spice and mesquite aromas give way to a silky palate filled with black tea and mulled currant. The velvety finish lets the fruit ride over buried tar and mineral hints. Rock-solid. Drink now through 2011. 1500 cases made. -JM