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A fine 2012 Vacqueyras from Sang des Cailloux


I would drink the wines of Domaine le Sang des Cailloux in Vacqueyras every week if I could.  Last week Jenn and I drank a pair.  Unfortunately, our bottle of 2011 Domaine le Sang des Cailloux, Cuvee Doucinello, Vacqueyras was not up to snuff.  However, the newly released 2012 Domaine le Sang des Cailloux, Cuvee Azalais, Vacqueyras  is quite fine.  There is vigor from the acidity.  However, the flavors remain not quite tight, but rather focused until the bottle was finish.  I would check up on this wine next year to get a better idea of what is in store for the future.  These wines are available at MacArthur Beverages.

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2012 Domaine le Sang des Cailloux, Cuvee Azalais, Vacqueyras – $25
Imported by Kermit Lynch.  This wine is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and Cinsault fermented in cement then aged in foudre.  Alcohol 14%.  The flavors are delivered with acidity driven vigor.  The wine combines blue and citrus fruits that are finely focused.  With air it the blue and cream flavors reveal density.  *** 2017- 2022.

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