Alain Jaume Grande Garrigue Vacqueyras 2010

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$24.95 (233916)

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90 pts
5
September 14, 2013

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a lightly filtered, grenache-based blend. It has the classic plum/dark cherry fruit, licorice, herbs...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Sourced from a plateau named “Les Garrigues” (hence the name), the 2010 Grande Garrigue is both enticing and potent....

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Community Reviews (3)

Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

Really digging this beauty of a wine! Very fruit forward with loads of black fruit jam and a bit of cedar, tar, and smoke on the nose. On the palate, it's medium-full bodied with medium acid and slightly grippy tannins with a very long finish. It's a little boozy, but it's not overdone. Really nicely done!! Taste April 2014.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

Fruit dominates the nose initially, followeed by anise. The palate offers red berry fruit, more licorice, salt/teriyaki and savoury herbs (garrique). The stated 15% ABV is certainly present but not as dominant as I expected (the fruit isn't bullied), providing structure along with grippy tannins and some acidity. Very nice length here. It's coming together, but I suspect another 2-3 years will show marked improvemnent elevating the score to an excellent rating. March 2014.

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Alexander Powell
Alexander Powell

This wine showed best after an hour in decanter on first day. It showed very ripe blackberry, raspberry, strawberry fruit in spades; with subtle pepper, dried herbs and cedar in the background. The palate is full, lush, spicy, and blackberry-abound -with adequate acid and firm,chewy tannin. Overall, it's quite good- the oak component is pleasantly moderate, and there's a wealth of flavor here for the money. My issue is the alcohol. To me it entirely soaks up the finish of this wine, and totally dominates on 2nd day. For my taste, it was hardly drinkable the next day; and it's too bad.

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