Chateau Montmirail Vacqueyras Deux Freres 15
“Cuvee des Deux Freres”
2015

Chateau Montmirail Vacqueyras Deux Freres 15

“Cuvee des Deux Freres”
2015
Retail Price: $22
DDWA Score: 88
Value Rating: 4
Great Value
Wine Factor: 1
Date Posted: December 3, 2021
Where to Buy: Dan’s Place

Vacqueyras: Southern Rhone Valley appellation. 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre. Older vines at around 50 years old. Montmirail is a “traditional producer” in the best sense. Their wines are pin-point expressions of their land, see no oak, and are made with great care. Destemmed grapes, long fermentation, bottled for America unfined/uniltered.

This Rhone red takes an abnormally long time for a $22 wine to open up. It starts with smells and flavors of sasafrass, raw meat, black pepper, black licorice and muted flavors of dark strawberry and blueberry. Over time (2-3 hour of good breathing) the fruit blossoms and it all comes into delicious balance. A truly impressive experience for “just” a $22 wine! Just don’t pop this wine at a big party as it won’t have time to strut its stuff.

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