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Lavau Vacqueyras Benoit & Frédéric Lavau 2009 Wine Review

Lavau Vacqueyras Benoit & Frédéric Lavau 2009

Lavau Vacqueyras Benoit & Frédéric Lavau 2009

A.C., Rhône, France

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $26.95

Drink: 2012-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Lavau

Agent: Connexion Oenophilia

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Blackberry liqueur aromas and richness with a pleasant bitter tarry bite on the finish that refreshes. Full-bodied layered. Great price.

Food pairings: rack of lamb.

This Lavau Vacqueyras Benoit & Frédéric Lavau 2009 was reviewed on February 4, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

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The Lavau family moved from St-Émilion to the Rhône Valley in the early 1960s. Today, Benoit and Frédéric Lavau work in partnership with 300 growers to produce wines such as this elegant and complex blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Layered blueberry, spice, tobacco and lavender on the nose. Dry, structured and well balanced with good echoes of the nose, and a peppery finish. Source: Vintages Wine Panel

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