The Vacqueyras les Christins comes from 20 acres that are leased by the Perrin family and managed by the Beaucastel team. The vineyards are within the commune of Sarrians, south of the Dentelles de Montmirail, between Carpentras and Vaison-la-Romaine, and the vines have an average age of 50 years. Clearly a wine from a warm place, with an amber hue and a rich texture, the nose is of morello cherries, flowers and licorice. On the palate it shows an unctuous texture and is rich and concentrated.
"Vivid ruby. Powerfully scented, complex bouquet of red berries, incense and minerals. Blackberry and cassis flavors are deep and sweet, with slow-building licorice quality on the back. The gently tannic finish is spicy and impressively long. Range: 90-92"
International Wine Cellar
"Dark, with a nice juicy beam of blackberry and crushed red currant fruit backed by graphite and dark licorice notes on the finish. This fleshes out nicely in the glass. Rock-solid."