"I appear to have underestimated the 2016 Vacqueyras Le Rif when I reviewed it last year and rated it 90 points. It's even better than that, marrying rose and tea-like notes with raspberry and cherry fruit. Silky and concentrated, it's more about elegance than power, yet it still lingers a long time on the finish." 93rp
Dense ruby purple color with medium body. Solid and velvety tannins. Good concentration of black currant fruit. Sweet kirsch and liquorice notes. Good freshness on the final brought by the minerality of the wine.