Vacqueyras Blanc Complicité 2019 91/100
The 2019 Vacqueyras Complicité Blanc has earthy, exotic nuances as well as orange blossom and ripe pineapple notes. With medium-bodied richness, a distinct sense of minerality, good acidity, and terrific overall balance, it’s solid today, yet this is also capable of evolving for 5-7 years if stored properly. This is 100% Clairette brought all in tank.
Vacqueyras Variation 2019 93/100
Even better, the 2019 Vacqueyras Variation is a more Grenache-dominated blend that shows the vintage’s ripe, Provençal, complex style nicely in its red and black fruit-driven aromas and flavors. Very Provençal, full-bodied, and concentrated, as well as balanced and elegant, with a great mid-palate, it’s up with the top wines in the appellation and is well worth your time and money. It will evolve for a decade.
Vacqueyras Vincila 2019 92/100
A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah aged all in tank (as is everything here), the 2019 Vacqueyras Cuvée Vincila is deeply hued, with a terrific nose of ripe blackberries red plums, ground pepper, and Provençal spices. It’s full-bodied, light on its feet, are beautifully balanced on the palate, and is going to drink nicely for over a decade. It’s another brilliant wine from this notable estate.
Gigondas Adage 2019 91/100
Moving to the reds, the 2019 Gigondas Adage has some old wood notes as well as Provençal spice, leather, and garrigue. The fruit comes out more with air, and it’s sweetly fruited, textured, and charming, with plenty of traditional character. Based on 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and the rest Mourvèdre, it will keep for upwards of a decade.
Vacqueyras Complicité 2019 • 90/100
Vacqueyras Variation 2019 • 93/100
Vacqueyras Vincila 2019 • 92/100
Gigondas Adage 2019 • 91/100