2017 Vacqueyras Cuvee des Templiers, Domaine Le Clos des Cazaux, S Rhone, France
"The 2017 Vacqueyras Cuvee des Templiers is a 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah that ages in stainless steel and concrete. It's full-bodied, rich and concentrated, with bold black olive and red raspberry aromas and flavors. It looks very promising." Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate - Drink 2020-2026, 90/92Pts.
Le Clos des Cazaux is a partnership between two well established winemaking families - the Archimbaud and Vache. Their 40 hectares are split equally in Vacqueyras and Gigondas producing mainly red wines. The combination of great winemaking, low yields and old vines make for wonderful wines that drink relatively young, but have the structure to mature well.