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Professional Ratings: 89 The Wine Advocate
Region: Vacqueyras, Rhone, France
Varietal: Rhone Red Blends
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Item no. 125355
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 2011 Vacqueyras Cristins comes from a 20-acre parcel on the plateau of Sarrians, planted with 100% Grenache. As one might expect, plenty of sweet strawberry and cherry jam notes are present in this wine, along with tobacco leaf and dusty, loamy soil notes. It is a big, full-bodied wine...