Domaine Le Couroulu Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes 2009 / 750 ml.

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RP90+90+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Oct 2011
Potentially better, but backward and in need of several years of bottle age at present, the 2009 Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes comes from 60-year-old vines. Composed of 65% Grenache and 35% Mourvedre aged in cement tanks, it exhibits a dense purple color in addition to restrained aromatics, a highly extracted mouthfeel, but no hard edges. Silky tannins, low acidity and stunning concentration suggest it should turn out to be a brilliant Vacqueyras that will hit its prime in 2–3 years, and last for 10–12.

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Primary Grape: Grenache | All Grapes: 65% Grenache, 35% Syrah

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RP90+ 90+ pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (30th Oct 2011)

Potentially better, but backward and in need of several years of bottle age at present, the 2009 Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes comes from 60-year-old vines. Composed of 65% Grenache and 35% Mourvedre aged in cement tanks, it exhibits a dense purple color in addition to restrained aromatics, a highly extracted mouthfeel, but no hard edges. Silky tannins, low acidity and stunning concentration suggest it should turn out to be a brilliant Vacqueyras that will hit its prime in 2–3 years, and last for 10–12.

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Region / Rhone

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Located along the path of the Rhone River, the Rhone wine region in southeastern France is beautiful and very productive. It's typically divided into two sub-regions, the Northern Rhone and Southern Rhone, and the wines produced in these sub-regions are very different from one another.

The southern Rhone is warm and dry, and produces robust, full-flavored red wines, oftentimes blends with Grenache used as the primary grape. Chateauneuf-du-Pape is without question the most celebrated town for wine production in the Southern Rhone region.

Meanwhile, the Northern Rhone features a cooler climate and steep-sloped vineyards. Syrah is the dominant red grape, and the wines are typically tannic, deeply colored, and highly acidic wines (which leads them to get better with age).

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The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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SKU 69021
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Domaine Le Couroulu Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes
Country France
Region Rhone
District Southern Rhone
Product Location - Location-Appellation Vacqueyras
Package Size 750 ml.
Wine/Spirit Brand Domaine Le Couroulu
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2009
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 65% Grenache, 35% Syrah
Primary Grape Grenache
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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Primary Grape: Grenache

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RP90+90–92 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Oct 2017
Almost as good as the Vieilles Vignes from foudre, the 2016 Vacqueyras Cuvee Classique is just marginally less concentrated and deep. It’s medium to full-bodied, with supple tannins and a fresh, zesty feel on the long finish.
VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Feb 2020
Deep ruby. Powerful aromas of ripe dark berries, cherry and licorice pick up hints of smokiness and cracked pepper as the wine opens up. Broad and fleshy in style, showing serious depth to the singed plum, cherry liqueur and cassis flavors. Closes long and chewy, with steadily building tannins and resonating dark fruit character. All concrete.
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France | Rhone | Southern Rhone | Vacqueyras

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Primary Grape: Grenache

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