Lavau Vacqueyras 2014

Rhone Red Blend Rhone Red Blend
Rhône, France

$25.95 (104927)

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90 pts
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December 07, 2019

Critic Reviews (5)

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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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is a lovely well balanced Southern Rhône red that is 50% grenache, 40% syrah with mouvedre in addition. It is...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This lovely, quite refined Vacqueyras shows a fine nose of ripe plum, licorice and maturing cedar and leather. It is...

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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 (9)

juniacke
juniacke

ypical of the region this is a GSM blend (50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre). Aged for 12 months in stainless steel vats (60%) and used oak barrels (40%). Tons of black pepper, black cherry, plum, jasmine, licorice. There's a creaminess and earthiness (slight mushroom). Tannins aren't intrusive, just a mild grip with mouth-watering acidity. 14.5% alcohol. Really enjoyable.

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

Solid, well made Vacqueyras with the expected ripe dark fruit, bolstered by notes of spice and herbs. Good balance, very little wood and a supple texture. The finish is merely good, so not quite 90pt+ in my view. Seems to be at its peak now, I don't see any reason to hold this further. Very good. Tasted Jan 31/20.

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Jason LeBlanc
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Dave Dal Farra
Dave Dal Farra

Maybe held it a bit too long, but muted for a Vacqueyras

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