Lavau Vacqueyras 2014, Ac

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$26.95 (104927)

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90 pts
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July 07, 2018

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Another excellent, very spicy and complex Vacqueyras here from the Lavau family, dense, dark, savoury and full, a...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a lovely, generous, almost opulent Rhone with very pretty aromas of floral violet, ripe plum and well...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Still so young and therefore a bit muted but vintage in, vintage out Lavau's is one of the fullest and broadest...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Another incarnation of the friendly and upbeat Lavau Vacqueyras offers solid value along with notes of violets,...

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Community Reviews (4)

Ghislain Lalonde
Ghislain Lalonde
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David Brodati
David Brodati

Terrific value as Lavau's Vacqueyras is half the price of many CdP's, but with similar characteristics and quality. Bright medium ruby colour, cherry and dark fruit, meat, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanillin. Well balanced with medium plus tannin and medium acidity, but a touch hot (14.5% ABV declared). Very good to excellent length. Feb. 2018.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Medium-high aromatic intensity and complex with cassis, blackberry, dark fruit, oak spice aromas with a savoury component throughout. Hints of rocky mineral and peppery notes arrive as it opens up in the glass. The full-bodied palate is smooth and dense with finely knit tannins that have meshed into the palate very nicely. Dark, ripe fruit, plum, cassis with hints of peppery, savoury oak spices on the flavour profile. Acids are juicy and mouth-watering, while the finish is long, smooth and savoury. Last Tasted June/2018. Score: 90+ pts

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