Domaine Palon Vacqueyras 2015
Over the past 100 years, the legacy of grape growing and winemaking in the Gigondas region has been passed down through four generations at Domaine Palon. Founded by Valérie and Léopold Palon, the estate is now run by their great grand-son, Sébastien Palon. His grandfather, Jean Palon, was the co-founder of the Gigondas Co-operative Wine Cellars and member of its governing board from 1956 until 1978. Thereafter his father, Jean-Pierre Palon, was President of the Gigondas Co-operative Wine Cellars from 1978 until 2001. In 2003 Sébastien Palon created his own winery in 2003 and becomes wine grower and producer ("Propriétaire Récoltant").
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Vacqueyras from Domaine Palon, which had already been bottled at the time of my tastings, is a smoking effort that delivers tons of Provencal charm. Strawberries, spice box, dried flowers and Provencal herb characteristics all emerge from this sexy, rounded and supple 2015 that's already hard to resist. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years.