2008 Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes Tardieu-Laurent

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Average critic rating : 89.0 points



The 2008 Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes reveals a good tannic backbone, but I would still opt to drink it on the earlier side given the fragility of the fruit. Medium-bodied with excellent ripeness, it possesses plenty of black fruit characteristics interwoven with notions of smoke, herbs, camphor, and spice. Drink it over the next 3-5 years. ||(Not yet released)||Previously recommended in issue #179, but not tasted out of bottle: 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale (94-95), 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (92-94), 2007 Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Speciale (91-93), 2007 Cotes du Rhone y Louis (91-93) Wine Advocate.October, 2009


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