Les Hauts Du Castellas Vacqueyras 2007, Ac

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$14.75 (177634)

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September 04, 2010

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This an old school, farmy red worthy of great stinky French cheese. Expect horse stable, black olive, prune, leather...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's an unusual Rhône wine with pronounced oak influence and a concentrated, black fruit, dried savoury herb, dried...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Impactful, finely crafted Vacqueyras, the 2007 Les Hauts du Castellas has a lot going for it, especially when...

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Community Reviews (10)

fredfrench
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emmanuel
emmanuel

Nice wine! Great Value!

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Steven Elder
Steven Elder

May 2013: Quite evolved now, with the fruit into the secondary stage. Lovley nose of violets, and just loaded with flavour. Drink soon, but still so delicious.
Sept 2011: Finally got around to cracking one of these open. A very nice surprise, combining clean ripe fruit flavours with lots of herb and garigue character -- rates high on the umami scale. Will hold well for a couple of years yet, but raring to go now.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

What a smooth wine here. The nose is very inviting here; black fruits, plums, cherry, black olives and earthy. Medium to full body, balance acidity with dusty tannins. Long sweet and refreshing finish. Again fine wine from this 2007 Rhône vintage.

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Gaby Israel
Gaby Israel

90?-Sep 2010-Another great 2007 example from this small region. Outstanding value. On the nose-flowers; violets and jasmin with hints of oak. on the palate, medium-full body with black berries and sweet pleasant finish. buy for now and for the next few years. Goes very well with veal or steak.

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Jason LeBlanc
Jason LeBlanc

Structured and length is right.

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Craig Osborn
Craig Osborn

Tasted December 2011.

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Mark Lesniak
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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Smells of wet cardboard, rotting leaves, wet soaks that were forgotten in a corner of you room for a few days. Corked. After that, I never bothered tasting it. Back to the Vintages for a refund. A shame, I was looking forward to trying this after all the positive notes. Smelled Dec 2011.

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