Saturday, November 05, 2011

2009 Domaine la Soleiade VACQUEYRAS (Southern Rhône, France)

A solid value, flavorful Côtes du Rhône.  55% Grenache, 45% Syrah.

 Very dark dark mulberry ruby.  Medium intensity nose of cassis, sweet blackberry extract, crushed dark stones, and a bit of scorched earth.  Rich, deep, and tannic, with extracted dark berry fruit and stony earth/iodiney flavors.  Good weight, good balance, and good length.  Could use, and should improve with, 2-3 years of cellaring.  B+.  $14.99 on sale at Whole Foods on Bellaire.  Imported by Fruit of the Vines.

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