Arnoux et Fils Vacqueyras Cuvee Jean-Marie Arnoux 2007
The 2007 Vacqueyras Jean-Marie Arnoux is superb. Its blend is somewhat different, with the Grenache dominating (70%), but 25% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre, all from 50-year or older vines included. This stunning wine exhibits a dense purple color along with abundant quantities of blackberry fruit, pepper, bouquet garni, spice box, and meaty notes. Full-bodied and opulent, it is a superior Vacqueyras from a great vintage. All these 2007s merit serious attention. Range: 91-93
(two-thirds grenache and one-third syrah) Deep red. Complex, exotically perfumed nose offers fresh red berries, cherry-cola, apricot and spices. Then suave and pliant in the mouth, with deep, sweet dark berry and floral character and a velvety texture. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and very good persistence. This sexy wine offers immediate drinkability.