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Community Tasting Notes (44) Avg Score: 89.8 points

  • Day 1 Olive and blueberry, sweet basil and other fine herbs. Backwards on the palate for the first hour, tannin then fruit. That changes slightly over a few hours. Very tiny ripe blackberries muddled in stone, wet earth, grippy tannic bite, and smoke.
    Excellent old world example
    Day2 has smoothed this wine considerably. mix of dark berries and exotic apple.

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  • Perfectly a point now. A lovely mix of dark fruits with liquorice, and dark chocolate. Great balance. Enjoyed by all the 12 who tried them; sadly they enjoyed them so much all 5 bottles were finished and I have no more to worry if they are still in their drinking window!

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  • One-time favourite starting to tire, with acids loosing their freshness, alcohol taking over the balance and dark-plummy heaviness threatening. Drink up - it's all downhill from here.

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  • Both bottles showing freshness, spice, ripe tannins and good fruit. Delicious. But not everyone enjoyed them - couldn't work that one out for myself. I just think they were wrong. A lovely wine! Will continue to improve.

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  • Fruit dried out a bit compared to two years ago. But since then has picked up some exotic floral notes: rose petal, tiger lily, violet. Licorice, clover, blackberry, hint of vanilla, cocoa powder. On the palate, medium plus acidity, medium tannins, ripe and velvety. Medium plus finish. At 14% abv it doesn't taste alcoholic at all. Well-balanced. Worlds apart from your Australian GSM blend. Just make sure to decant it first for an hour or so as a typical Vacqueyras usually has a higher portion of Syrah and Mourvedre, which are both prone to reduction, than a Gigondas or a CdP. Decanting helps getting rid of the smell.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2008, IWC Issue #136, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine Le Sang des Cailloux Vacqueyras Cuvee Doucinello) Subscribe to see review text.

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