Considerably richer and more powerful than the lighter 2021, tasted alongside. Yet not at all heavy, with a supple tannic build, draped over a dusty carriage of clove, leather, incense and five-spice. Violet, mulled cherry, olive paste and garrigue, too. Very good Vacqueyras. A capacious wine that is plenty light on its feet. From organically grown grapes. Best from 2026

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