Ogier Vacqueyras Boiseraie, Rhône, France, 2017
Overview of the Wine
The 2017 Ogier Vacqueyras Boiseraie is an intense ruby color. The nose carries subtle flavors of thyme and rosemary (Provençal herbs) on a woody aromatic background- discreet notes of violet and black cherry. A full-bodied palate, well balanced with spices and fresh fruits – very elegant tannins.
Grape / Blend
60% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre
Critic Reviews and Scores
91 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A pleasant surprise to emerge from this year's blind tastings was the fine showing of Ogier's 2017 Vacqueyras Boiseraie. A blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre, aged in a mix of tank, foudre and demi-muids, this full-bodied, supple wine combines garrigue with ripe raspberries and chocolate overtones. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
90 - Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Vacqueyras Boiseraie is more elegant, with pretty black raspberries, flowers, and spice aromas and flavors. Elegant, medium-bodied, silky and polished, with juicy acidity, it's a terrific wine to enjoy over the coming 4-6 years.