- Dom Le Couroulu Vacqueyras Cuvee Classique 2009 Product #26042 (In Stock)
Guy Richard is known for producing ripe, generous, wines that manage to avoid both over-ripeness and rusticity. Good when we first offered it last June, a few months in the bottle has let this open up and start delivering explosively ripe fruit, spice, and earth flavors. A big mouthful of Rhone wine for big flavors on the plate.
“Deep ruby. Red and dark berry aromas are complemented by Asian spices and floral oils. Energetic but deep in raspberry and blackberry flavor. Shows a refreshingly spicy quality on the finish, which clings with very good authority and length.”International Wine Cellar 91 points
“This impressively run, 40-acre Vacqueyras estate has consistently made top-notch wines for many years. The most forward and drinkable of these offerings is the 2009 Vacqueyras Cuvee Classique, which is a blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre primarily aged in cement tanks. This gorgeous effort reveals abundant notes of tapenade, black cherries, soy, new saddle leather, blackberries and earth. This seductive, round, generous, pure, velvety-textured 2009 should drink well for 7-8 years.”Wine Advocate 90 points
“Ripe and fleshy, delivering a lovely velvety feel to the crushed plum, braised fig and steeped red and black currant fruit notes, all backed by roasted mesquite and tobacco flavors. This is broad, but well-defined, too. Rock-solid.”Wine Spectator 90 points