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WINE OF THE WEEK: Domaine Le Clos des Cazaux Vacqueyras Blanc, Vieilles Vignes 2016, Vacqueyras, Fra


£43 magnum, The Wine Society


I was going to put this in my Festive White Wine Guide, which will be out shortly, but have decided it deserves the full-on spotlight here because it's such an impressive and delicious example of rare white Vacqueyras (a blend in this case of Clairette, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc). It's generous and silky textured – sumptuous, even – but with crystalline definition and intensity and flavours that are smoky, floral and peachy. It would be perfect if you want an imposing white wine to go with the turkey or to give as a present – imposing wine, imposing magnum. You might even want to buy some for Christmases to come if you have somewhere cool and dark to store it. Other than turkey, you could partner it with baked ham, fish in sauces, fish/lobster pie, cheese soufflé, a vegetable sformata, or hard and semi-hard cheeses.

Domaine Le Clos des Cazaux Vacqueyras Blanc, Vieilles Vignes 2016, Vacqueyras, Rhône, France

£43 magnum, The Wine Society

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