Les Hauts De Castellas Vacqueyras 2009, Rhône Valley, France

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$14.75 (177634)

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December 10, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

A substantial bargain no matter which way you look at it, the 2009 Les Hauts des Castellas is not to be missed....

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has a reserved but fine nose of pepper, dried herbs (garrigue en Francais) cedar and leathery notes. It's...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a spicy, ripe, savoury, funky and balanced example of southern Rhône, with modest depth and length, but...

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Community Reviews (4)

timtebow
timtebow

The Wine is ripe and complex on the nose. Full of cherry and plum. Surprisingly spicy and complex. Smooth tannins and a nice finish. Great value.

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J. Cheng
J. Cheng

Excellent wine! Silky tannins, full-bodied, pair fine with ox tail.

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

Plenty of spice and indigenous herbs, with ripe fruit and solid tannin. But this is a bit too astringent at the moment, I suggest keeping this another couple of years for maximum enjoyment, should keep through 2016. Fine Rhone character and well priced. Tasted Dec 2011.

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Mark Lesniak
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