4 out of 5 stars - John Livingstone-Learmonth
"(concrete vat) dark robe; the bouquet bears a brewed black fruit aroma, with some intensity, a little smokiness. The palate attacks surely, gets off and goes, widely with good length, too. This engages via its good life and open offer, wears its heart on its sleeve. It’s a genuine Vacqueyras, suited to country dishes, stews. 14°. 50% Gren, 30% Syr, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault, 5% Carignan."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Domaine Brunely has existed in the Carichon family for three generations and is one of more larger and well-known producers in Vacqueyras, which is the house specialty. Total holdings include 198 acres of vines spread between Vacqueyras, Cairanne, Ventoux, Gigondas, and Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Stylistically, winemaking veers towards the traditional spectrum here, where no wood is used other than in their Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Farming is natural. The average age of the vines are 30-years old, located in the southern part of Vacqueyras, with very stony soils consisting of Garrigues silico-limestone. Varietal Composition: 50% Grenache 30% Syrah 10% Mourvèdre 5% Cinsault 5% Carignan Tasting Notes: Full rich attack, black fruit, power, length, nice square tannins.