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Vacqueyras Domaine de Montbayon Reviews

Score: 90-92 | October 17, 2017 |

Slightly more expensive, the 2016 Vacqueyras Domaine de Montbayon is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre that was brought up all in tank. It offers plenty of earthy black and blue fruits, peppery herbs and hints of violets in a full-bodied, impressively concentrated, balanced style. It’s just another outstanding looking barrel sample from this negociant. 

Score: 92 | July 2, 2015 | Ultimate Wine Challenge

Excellent, Highly Recommended. 

Score: 87 | February 1, 2014 | Wine & Spirits
Lush and giving, this doesn’t have much structure, but it has plenty of sweet black raspberry fruit and violet scents. For blue-cheese burgers.
Score: 88 | December 31, 2013 | Wine Enthusiast
Firm acids and softly dusty tannins give this medium-bodied red a welcome bit of structure. Meanwhile, hints of garrigue accent black cherries, with dried-fruit, licorice and cocoa flavors emerging on the finish.
Score: 88 | January 1, 2013 | Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Opaque purple. Very primary on the nose and palate, offering jammy dark berry flavors and a strong component of peppery spices. Fleshy, nicely focused wine with good closing cut and lingering spiciness. This estate is owned by the Louis Bernard firm.
Score: 90 | November 15, 2012 | Wine Spectator
This is a dark, succulent profile, with lots of mixed berry, plum sauce and fig paste notes laced with licorice root and ganache, all carried by well-imbedded acidity. Shows nice grip and purity through the finish. Best from 2013 through 2020.
Score: 91 | August 31, 2012 | Wine Spectator
Dark and fleshy, delivering ganache, black tea and mulled plum fruit backed by slightly chewy licorice and blackberry confiture notes on the long, muscular finish. There is lots of stuffing here, so this will need a little time to stretch out. Drink now through 2014. 550 cases made. –JM