Arnoux & Fils Vieux Clocher Vacqueyras 2017
|Region||France, Rhone, Vacqueyras|
|Brand||Arnoux & Fils|
Deep ruby. Powerful dark berry, licorice and cola aromas unfold slowly with air, taking on hints of cracked pepper and herbs. Chewy and tightly focused, offering bitter cherry and blackberry flavors and a touch of earthiness. Building tannins add grip to the nicely persistent finish, which echoes the licorice and cherry notes. All foudres.
Slightly more successful, the 2017 Vacqueyras Vieux Clocher offers ample peppery, savory red and black fruits, hints of leather and earth, medium body, good balance, and ample old-school charm and character. Drink it over the coming 5-7 years.