2009 Romain Duvernay Vacqueyras

2009 Romain Duvernay Vacqueyras

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Expert Ratings and Reviews

93 Points Wine Advocate

Customer Ratings

Based on 276 ratings
Long time to come around

Tasted March 26, 2014 and was the last bottle of 6. Developed nicely and gained considerable body and mouth feel. Dark fruits, with good acidity and tannin left, but much richer than when consumed younger. I would buy this producer again knowing that it needs time.

Bargain Rhone

Served with grilled lamb chops, May 2014. Decanted 30 minutes prior, deep purple color, very smooth, rich and full-bodied, dark fruit flavors, delicious with lamb, 92+ points. Even better in 2015 and 2016. 4.5 stars.

Rich nose of black currant, roasted plums, and licorice. Dense and smooth with some heft. Solid balancing acid and a relatively thick coating of medium grained tannins. Darker fruit in the mouth that is a bit muted but dense although gets more and more lively with air. Really well balanced tangy acid and dark fruit. Complex in the mouth with a bready quality. Good concentration. Long finish shows some black pepper.


The wine was very good and different than wines i normally have. I was enchanted by the color. The taste was, to me, somewhat tart making it a treat to have.

Has come of age

Although hard and inflexible when younger, it is oopening to the Parker 93 now. A Luscious wine that I will reorder. Thales of Miletus

High hopes for the future

Nice nose with the fruit. The taste lingers nicely on the palate. I have to admit I prefer the Cabs but I'll cellar the rest of the bottles and see if it improves towards the93 Parker rated it.

getting better

I tried this wine a month or so after I got it (mid feb 2012}. It was a bit disjointed (to be expected) and pleasant. Now, 10 months later, it shows a lovely warm, round, forward, somewhat complex nose. They flavors are still a bit subdued, but is showing grace and cohesiveness that it lacked earlier. Showing a bit of leather, smoke, bright brambly fruit. Good length. I would think this wine should shine in about 2 more years and for several years after.

Close but not quite 4 stars

Nice jammy black fruit, blackberry, black cherry, a little black pepper spice. Medium body, and good length on the finish. Definitely showing young bright fruit, I will let the remaining bottles age a few years before trying again. I think it will evolve nicely.

Bottle verified other Rhone parcels are still superior

So very mineral initially, bloomed a bit but fruit is very austere throughout. Pyroxene mineral nose with underbrush. High mineral across palate, bit of calf leather, gooseberry, and rhubarb. Finish was unripe cherry with very dry, felsic tannins. I know Vacqueyras will hold up for a number of years, but doubt fruit will join the party. Maybe not a bad thing for you mineral lovers, and I typically am, but this is very so. B/88

Little disappointing

Seemed rather simple with some tartness at the end. I think it needs to age some.


found it one dimensional and short on the finish



Perhaps I've had two bad bottles but have been so disappointed I poured out the bottle both times. I resonate with the "tart" descriptor but haven't detected much fruit. Will try again in another year.

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