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Domaine La Roquète joined Les Vignobles Brunier in 1986, when it already included its current 71.5 acres in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. To update the picture, add 7.5 acres of Vin de Pays vines on the banks of the Rhône.

Flavors of melted licorice, blood orange, black tea, macerated black currant, anise and smoldering tobacco have been woven together here with a thread of alder that ties up the full-bodied finish with grace. Shows power, but also definition, and retains a lovely, lingering feel. Best from 2013 through 2026. Rating: 94 Points; Wine Spectator

The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape l’Accent de la Roquete is composed of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. This seductive, fleshy red exhibits lots of raspberry, black currant and kirsch notes intermixed with hints of spring flowers, pepper and spice. Full-bodied and rich with good acidity, it should drink well for 10-15 years. Starting in 2011, there will only be one white and one red wine from Domaine La Roquete, called l’Accent de la Roquete. Moreover, it will only represent about 2,500 cases from the estate’s oldest vines, located in the two lieux-dits of Pialons and Pignan. The balance of the fruit will be co-mingled with the declassified wine from Vieux Telegraphe into the Telegramme as both Daniel and Frederic Brunier want to build up the reputation and seriousness of Telegramme. Therefore, 2010 is the last vintage where one will see both a La Roquete Chateauneuf du Pape as well as the l’Accent de la Roquete Chateauneuf du Pape. Rating: 93 points;  Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


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