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Professional Ratings: 90 The Wine Advocate
Region: Vacqueyras, Rhone, France
Varietal: Rhone Red Blends
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Alcohol By Volume: 14%
Item no. 117954
Nearly black with purple undertones. Spectacular, very complex, intense and deep on notes of gentian, licorice, cyprus trees and pink pepper. Powerful and very structured with dense tannins.
The ideal match for this wine is a leg of venison with Gentian, sauteed potatoes with onions and garlic.
The 2010 Vacqueyras Cristins, like most of these other 2010s, was just about ready to go into bottle. Dense garrigue, peppery, kirsch, black raspberry and currant notes, with hints of loamy soil and underbrush were present in this big, full-throttle wine, which is classic Vacqueyras. It should drink well for a decade.