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    Domaine le Couroulu Vacqueyras Cuvee Classique 2010
    Rhone Red Blends - Vacqueyras, Rhone, France

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    • RP94
    • ST91
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 91 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Vacqueyras, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 127466

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The Vacqueyras Cuvee Classique is a blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre. It undergoes a long, 20-day maceration period and is aged in large oak casks for two years before bottling. This big, spicy, robust, somewhat jammy wine represents exceptional value. It is an excellent match for grilled ribs, sausages, and steaks as well as roasts and stews of lamb, beef and game. Robert Parker consistently acclaims the Couroulu Vacqueyras as one of the finest wines of its appellation.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Two spectacular Vacqueyras were also produced in 2010. Both are black as a moonless night with lots of blueberry and blackberry fruit. The 2010 Vacqueyras Cuvee Classique, a blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre aged in cement tanks, is more evolved with good acidity, terrific focus and unbelievable concentration for a wine that sells for under 10 euros at the domaine.

    92-94 pts

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Vivid purple. Dark berries, lavender and Asian spices on the perfumed nose. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering gently sweet blackberry and blueberry flavors that are given spine by juicy acidity. Finishes tangy and long, with resonating spiciness and harmonious tannins.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    walktard (8/25/2014)
    3.5
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    Gary Omori (4/9/2014)
    Just an ok wine have to let it breathe for some time not very smooth.
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    kolea (4/3/2014)
    The subtlety of this wine escapes me. I guess it's not my style.
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    Clay (11/18/2013)
    I was very disappointed with this bottle. It was slightly acidic and smelled musty. I actually poured out the bottle after the first glass. Was a slight improvement after it aired, but not enough to make it worth drinking.
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    susan little (3/18/2014)

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