Vinous 88 points - Ruby-red. Primary red berry and cherry pit scents are complemented by smoky Indian spices and orange pith. Taut and linear on entry, offering bitter cherry and tangy berry flavors that open up and put on weight with air. A peppery element adds bite to the finish, which is framed by fine-grained, slow-building tannins.
88-90 Points (May 2015)
This wine is very powerful while remaining well-suited to the feminine palate because of its supple mouthfeel. It is well matched to red meat, game and cheese.
|Domaine La Garrigue is set in the heart of the Vacqueyras appellation area (Southern Cotes du Rhone), in the Vaucluse department of France. The estate buildings are just 2.5 km from the main village, on a plateau called Les Garrigues.
The estate was created in 1850, and has always been worked by the same family, spanning 6 generations. The Bernard family has always worked in respect of tradition, crafting authentic natural wines that are typical of the terroirs they came from.