Clefs des Murailles Vacqueyras 16
Vacqueyras 2016

Clefs des Murailles Vacqueyras 16

Vacqueyras 2016
Clefs des Murailles Vacqueyras
Retail Price: $23
DDWA Score: 88
Value Rating: 3.8
Great Value
Wine Factor: 1
Date Posted: December 3, 2021
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A tasty Southern Rhone Valley red from the highly regarded village/appellation of Vacqueyras. Typical blend of the area: 70% Grenache followed by Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault. This wine has loads of ripe, dark, slightly jammy blueberries and dark strawberries plus anise, lavender and cracked black pepper. A whiff of barnyard but no more. (Good bret, IMHO) Firm tannins along the gums on the finish are to be expected from Vacqueyras. Overall, this is clean, juicy, fruit-first Southern Rhone red that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. At $23 it is a Great Value. I would suggest letting it breathe to let the fruit catch up to those tannins on the finish.

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