Jean Marie Arnoux Vieux Clocher Vacqueyras 2009, Ac

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$23.95 (172668)

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March 17, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is very impressive – a solid, complex Rhone for the cellar. Love the piquant spicy, peppery garrigue nose, with...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A fairly serious, distinctive example, marked by minerality, orange peel and cherry blossom aromas. The palate is...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Representing obvious value for money, the 2009 Jean-Marie Arnoux is a powerful, lively Vacqueyras. Dark-opaque ruby...

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Community Reviews (2)

Blair Dowden
Blair Dowden

Was there something wrong with my bottle? There was not much flavour at all, and no length. Just a slightly off taste that I doubt would improve with aging. Maybe you will have better luck, but I have to rate it as I taste it.

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

My impression differs a bit from JS and DL. I found this to be a slightly leaner style of Vacqueyras, with less of the bold flavours I associate with the region. Yes, this is 3 years later, so perhaps that is a factor. Yet, my impression is that this wine seems to exhibit some of the cool climate characteristics of a Bordeaux: just ripe red fruit, hints of cedar, finishing with a bit of tartness, good but not great length. This is a good wine, no doubt, just not quite what I expected. Drink now. Tasted March 2015.

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