Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Domaine Montvac 2007 Vacqueyras "Arabesque"

Very dark color.

Blackberry smell, plum, black pepper.

Blackberry flavor, black pepper, long finish.

The good things you've heard about the 2007 vintage in the Rhone are true. Very good full-bodied bottle for $19.99. Vacqueyras has positioned itself as a bargain alternative to Chateauneuf du Pape. A few more vintages like this and they may decide to stand on their own.

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