Colline Saint Jean Vacqueyras Rouge Vieilles Vignes

Colline Saint Jean Vacqueyras Rouge Vieilles Vignes

2016 Colline Saint Jean Vacqueyras Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 94 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The old vine cuvee from this estate is flat out awesome. Based on 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah that was all destemmed and aged in tank, it boasts a deep, layered, full-bodied profile as well as awesome notes of black fruits, black olives, melted licorice, and obvious minerality. It’s deep, richer, and blacker fruited than the base cuvee and is unquestionably one of the gems in the terrific appellation. It should drink nicely for over a decade."
- Jeb Dunnuck (September 26th 2018), 94 pts

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2016 Colline Saint Jean Vacqueyras Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 92 PTS - WA

"wa92Reaching Port-like levels of intensity and concentration, the 2016 Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes boasts aromas of dark fruit, licorice and chocolate. Yet somehow this full-bodied, richly textured wine doesn't seem warm or alcoholic. It's supple and approachable now, so why wait? I fear that as the fruit dries out, the alcohol will be more noticeable. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #238, August 31st 2018), 92 pts

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2015 Colline Saint Jean Vacqueyras Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 91-93+ PTS - WA

wa"The old vine cuvee is the 2015 Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes (80% Grenache and 20% Syrah), and it tastes similar to the classic cuvee, yet has more concentration and length. Toasted spices, black raspberries, crushed violets and licorice give way to a full-bodied, concentrated, ripe 2015 that has sweet tannin and loads of charm. It’s a big, blockbuster-styled beauty to buy by the case. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #228, December 2016), 91-93+ pts

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2013 Colline Saint Jean Vacqueyras Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 90 PTS - WA

"wa90The estate’s old vine cuvée, which is made from 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah, is the 2013 Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes; it is more expansive and concentrated than the classic cuvée and offers notes of exotic pepper, black raspberries, tobacco leaf and licorice. It’s not a blockbuster, but plays nicely in the vintage in its medium to full-bodied richness and high quality tannin on the finish. Drink it over the coming 5-7 years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #223, March 2016), 90 pts

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