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Domaine de la Colline St. Jean Vacqueyras 2016 – A GSM Blend that Offers More Concentration than Most

Domaine de la Colline St. Jean, Vacqueyras 2016, Rhone, France, Wine Casual

Domaine de la Colline St. Jean, Vacqueyras 2016, Rhone, France

Tasting Note: A Vacqueyras GSM blend that offers more concentration than most with solid, ripe fruit and some midpalate complexity.

Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of black plum, red currant, red cherry, strawberry, kirsch and blossom.

On the palate the dry, medium-bodied red blend delivers a cornucopia of medium-plus-intensity, red-and-black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and slightly-grippy, medium tannin.

There is balance between the fruit and tannin character.

Light enough to sip but strong enough to enjoy with a steak if you wanted to.

A versatile Vacqueyras.

Bottle Note: Grape varietal: 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre. Tasting Note: A dense ruby/purple color as well as an impressive bouquet of black fruits, licorice, garrigue and pepper. The wine is dense, full-bodied, opulent and impressively endowed with sweet, well-integrated tannins. Pairings: Good match with red meat, white meat, game dishes in macerate sauce and cheese. To be served at 18°C.

Rating: 92 points
Price: $43 (I paid $20)
Alcohol: 15%
Importer: Kysela Pere et Fils LTD, Winchester, Virginia
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: April 22, 2019

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