Domaine Palon Vacqueyras 2015
WA91: "The 2015 Vacqueyras from Domaine Palon, which had already been bottled at the time of my tastings, is a smoking effort that delivers tons of Provencal charm. Strawberries, spice box, dried flowers and Provencal herb characteristics all emerge from this sexy, rounded and supple 2015 that’s already hard to resist. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years."
Domaine Palon is a very small estate with 17 acres in Gigondas and 12 in Vacqueyras. The 2015 Vacqueyras is a blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, and 10% Syrah that shows the opulence and richness of the growing season. Notes of strawberries, spice, smoky roasted herbs, and dark fruit come forth in this beautifully balanced wine. Unbelievable value here.