Great Press for Domaine la Bouïssiere Vacqueyras 2013 & 2014
The following quote and notes are from “Vacqueyras: Excellent Values from the Southern Rhône (Apr 2016)” by Josh Raynolds of Vinous Media.
Fans of southern Rhône wines who are feeling sticker shock from current pricing for most Châteauneuf-du-Papes owe it to themselves to expand their buying net, and Vacqueyras is a great place to start. I would offer that same advice to wine lovers who have a rough time with the richness, power and high alcohol that characterize the majority of Châteauneufs. Vacqueyras is a cooler, higher-altitude sector of the region and its wines rely less heavily on Grenache; with greater emphasis on later-ripening, higher-acid Syrah and Mourvèdre, they present comparatively restrained, structured personalities.
2014 Domaine La Bouïssiere Vacqueyras
Deep ruby. Smoke-accented blackberry and cherry compote aromas pick up lavender and mineral nuances with air. Supple and broad on the palate, offering sappy red and blue fruit and spicecake flavors and a hint of licorice. Opens up slowly on a juicy, expansive finish framed by supple, even tannins. (91-93 POINTS)
2013 Domaine La Bouïssiere Vacqueyras
Vivid ruby. Mineral- and smoke-accented red berries and candied lavender on the deeply scented nose. Rich yet vibrant, offering sappy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and repeating smokiness. Shows excellent clarity and lift on the clinging, mineral-tinged finish, which features subtle tannins and an echo of lavender pastille. 92 POINTS