Domaine Le Colombier Vacqueyras Cuvee G 2007

Rhone Red Blends from Vacqueyras, Rhone, France

Item No. 107481
  • red wine
  • WS92
  • RP90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

#39 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

This wine, Grenache and Syrah, has a deep dark-red colour with garnet tinges.The Syrah has a deep dark garnet-red color With tinge. The bouquet is very complex : flowers and ripe dark fruits est très complex bouquet: ripe dark fruit and flowers with an harmonious touch of vanilla . With A harmonious touch of vanilla. Finely balanced, the cuvee G show silky tannins and an balanced, The wine "shows silky tannins and exceptional length .

Food recommendations : Match very well with spicy foods like roast lamb with garlic, rosemary and thyme . Aging potential : 10 years.

Critical Acclaim

"Smoky, with alluring freshly drawn espresso and bittersweet chocolate notes leading the way for dark, velvety crushed plum, hoisin sauce and maduro tobacco. The long, muscular finish is nicely integrated, with a lingering mineral note. Drink now through 2012."
92 Points

"The 2007 Vacqueyras Cuvee G, an equal-part blend of Grenache and Syrah aged in barrel, displays a dense ruby/purple color and a big, sweet kiss of blackberry and cassis, along with licorice, graphite, and Provencal herbs. Seductive, full-bodied, and exhibiting some toasty vanilla notes that are not dominant or intrusive, this is a beauty to drink over the next 5-6 years. "
90 Points

Learn About Vacqueyras

(vah-keh-rahs) Once just a Cotes-du-Rhone village, the wine of Vacqueyras made its mark and in 1990, gaining its own appellation. The wine is somewhat similar to its northern neighbor, Gigondas, and occasionally even more rustic. Vacqueyras wine gives off the flavors of the earth where the vines grow - wild herbs, spice and rocky soil. Notable Facts Like other Southern Rhone...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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