Rhône 2019 – Vacqueyras

Alistair Cooper MW at the HQ of Vacqueyras for a blind tasting of 2019s

Ali's slightly quizzical reaction to his blind tasting of nearly 80 Vacqueyras reds at the HQ of the appellation. His reviews of the whites will be published tomorrow. See also this guide to our coverage of Rhône 2019.

There was quite a contrast in 2019 between the wines of Gigondas and those of Vacqueyras, which all too often showed harsh tannins that suggested over-extraction. La Mourre de la Caille from La Ligière impressed me, as did Le Clos de Caveau’s excellent Fruit Sauvage.

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