Alain Jaume Vacqueyras Grande Garrigue

2019 Alain Jaume Vacqueyras Grande Garrigue - 91-93 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"A no brainier in just about every vintage, the 2019 Vacqueyras Grande Garrigue is a slightly larger production cuvée than the Mazane and has loads of Provençal character in its red and black raspberry fruits as well as notes of herbes de Provence, peppery garrigue, and dried flowers. Beautifully textured, medium to full-bodied, and mouthfilling, it’s a satisfying, outstanding Vacqueyras to enjoy on release and over the following 8-10 years."

- Jeb Dunnuck (October 2020), 91-93 pts

2017 Alain Jaume Vacqueyras Grande Garrigue - 92-93 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Deep brilliant ruby. Heady, mineral-laced red berry liqueur, spicecake and floral aromas are complemented by suggestions of dusty minerals and succulent herbs. Vibrant, sharply focused raspberry and bitter cherry flavors become deeper and sweeter with air and pick up musky licorice and candied lavender nuances. Shows impressive energy and solid thrust on the impressively long, red-fruit-dominated finish, which is given shape by supple, slow-building tannins. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2020), 92-93 pts

2018 Alain Jaume Vacqueyras Grande Garrigue - 90-92 pts - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Deeper colored, the 2018 Vacqueyras Grande Garrigue offers plenty of spicy characteristics as well as dark fruits and classic peppery garrigue. It’s medium to full-bodied, has wonderful fruit, offers ripe tannins, and is just a smoking Vacqueyras with loads to love."

- Jeb Dunnuck (September 2019, Southern Rhône Part 2: 2017 & 2018 from Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Cairanne, and Rasteau), 90-92 pts

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2017 Alain Jaume Vacqueyras Grande Garrigue - 92 pts - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Compared to the Château Mazane release, the Vacqueyras Grande Garrigue is always more plush and soft, and the 2017 has sexy, ripe, mouthfilling levels of fruit as well as plenty of peppery garrigue and earth aromas and flavors. It’s complex, has a classic, old-school style, offers loads of character, and is a smoking value. It too is ideal for drinking over the coming 8-10 years."

- Jeb Dunnuck (September 2019, Southern Rhône Part 2: 2017 & 2018 from Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Cairanne, and Rasteau), 92 pts

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2016 Alain Jaume Vacqueyras Grande Garrigue - 92 pts - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The Jaume brothers have produced a classic 2016 Vacqueyras Grande Garrigue based on 60% Grenache and the rest Mourvèdre, Syrah, and very old vine Cinsault. Dark fruits, garrigue, crushed rock-like minerality, and ample spice notes give way to an ultra-classic, balanced 2016 that has a great mid-palate and sweet tannin. Drink this layered, pleasure-bent effort over the coming 7-8 years."

- Jeb Dunnuck (September 2018), 92 pts

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