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1998 Domaine le Sang des Cailloux Vacqueyras

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

...boasts a super-ripe bouquet of blackberry and cherry liqueur intermixed with pepper, roasted herbs, and earth. Full-bodied, with sweet tannin in addition to a succulent, multilayered texture...

90Wine Spectator

Beautiful, smooth and flavorful, offering cassis, mocha, grilled meat and spice, with a gorgeous, supple texture. Full-bodied, with real thickness, and massive tannins are ripe and sweet.

REGION

France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Vacqueyras

Vacqueyras AOC is in the Southern Rhone Valley and runs along the banks of the Ouvèze River. It received its appellation status 1990, having been part of the AOC Côtes du Rhone appellation since 1937. Some 97 percent of the wine made in Vacqueyras is red, and like its neighbor to the north, Gigondas, Vacqueyras is known for its powerful wines. There are 3,200 vineyard acres planted to Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Muscardin, Counoise, Clairette and Bourbolenc. Vacqueyras reds are dark, spicy, tannic and considered good for aging.