Stephen Tanzer 91-93
" Inky ruby. Powerful dark fruit, vanilla and floral pastille aromas are lifted by dusty minerality and a hint of white pepper. Silky and expansive on the palate, offering juicy blackberry and cola flavors and a touch of candied flowers. Picks up a smoky quality on the spice-accented finish, which shows very good energy and thrust. In a pretty flamboyant, exotic style that reminded me of some high-end Central Coast Rhone blends. "
Wine Advocate 88-90
" More rich and substantial, the 2012 Vacqueyras Seigneur de Lauris is comprised of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah, from vines over 50 years in age, which will spend 18 to 24 months in foudre (small part in 2-year-old barrels.) Rock-solid with its sweet cassis, raspberry, licorice and spice-box aromas and flavors, it flows onto the palate with medium-bodied richness, excellent mid-palate depth and outstanding length. It should drink nicely on release and evolve gracefully for 8-10 years. "
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