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2009 Arnoux & Fils, Seigneur de Lauris, Vacqueyras

I normally shy away from the Arnoux & Fils wines because I find them too clean and contemporary because several years ago I tried a few Vacqueyras cuvees and found them not that interesting.  Phil kindly insisted that I try out this wine as it received 90-92 Parker points and is affordably priced.  MacArthur’s stocks this bottle for $15.  I’ve got to admit this is very well priced, well made, and may appeal to many so I do recommend it.  But for me it is lacking that old-school, sweet spice I like in Vacqueyras.

2009 Arnoux & Fils, Seigneur de Lauris, Vacqueyras
This wine is a blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah from vines that are 50+ years old.  It is aged for six to twelve months in foudres and 33% new oak.  This wine has flavors of cherries and raspberries, with some undertones of dark fruits.  The red fruit has a tank-like profile, with dark red cherry and some inkiness towards the finish.  There are sweet tannins as the flavors turn towards blue fruits in the finish.  There is an overall structure to the wine.  It is a modern wine, well worth the cost, but not my style of Vacqueyras.  If you drink it now give it two hours of air.  **(*) Now-2017.

  1. Laura
    April 25, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I found it quite enjoyable for the price…fruity, but not too, and it improves with some time to open. Drank it with a chicken marsala that had a heavier than usual cream and mushroom sauce.

  1. May 24, 2013 at 8:31 am

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