Domaine le Clos des Cazaux Vacqueyras Cuvée Des Templiers 2015
|Region||France, Rhone, Vacqueyras|
|Brand||Domaine le Clos des Cazaux|
Plush, juicy Grenache is balanced by sharper, savory tones of Syrah and Mourvèdre in this ripe, silk-textured red. It's briskly concentrated but nuanced by hints of toast, wet earth and cocoa powder. Full bodied, plush and silky, it's a satisfyingly rich but structured wine to enjoy now-2023.
A bit of tar and green onion are apparent on the nose of the 2015 Vacqueyras Cuvee des Templiers, a 50-50 blend of Syrah and Grenache. Those elements should prove less bothersome with decanting or additional bottle age, as the underlying medium-bodied wine is sound, offering cola, black olives and dark berries/plums. Firm tannins on the finish would work well with rare grilled meats or roasts. Drink Date: 2019-2025.