2015 Domaine Palon Vacqueyras – A gem from the South of France

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The 2015 Domaine Palon Vacqueyras is an perfect example of how you can occasionally buy Chateauneuf du Pape quality for around half the price.  We loved the 2014 but the 2015 is even more of a powerhouse of focus and precision. The 2015 shows the opulence and richness of the long hot and dry growing season but it also remains in perfect balance retaining great acidity and lift.. The blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Syrah opens to a deep ruby-purple color that introduces aromas of black currants, black cherries, red licorice and smoky roasted herbs. The broad plummy palate finishes with nicely rounded tannins and spice notes framing the ever present layer of garrigue.

If you’re a fan of wines from the South of France, don’t miss this one.  It’s a great red for the cooler months on the horizon and we’d love this wine with any grilled meats, stews, ragouts and it could even handle a nice steak.

You can read more here about our visit to the property earlier this year.

$21.99 per bottle 
$18.69 per bottle in a case