[…]The looking glass wine in the Brunier range is a year ahead, and if this 2010 Le Pigeoulet Vin de Pays du Vaucluse (A$30) is anything to go by the 2010 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe is going to be something really special. The 2010 Le Pigeoulet has a fairly deep red-purple hue and offers much more depth than in most years with ripe and fragrant red fruits, some cherries, chalky flecks, plum and wild herbs. The palate is mapped out on lithe and juicy tannins that roll smooth and deep with dark berry fruits that are nutty to close, really supple and fresh. Great value.
One of the finest values in inexpensive, quaffing/bistro-styled wines. A Vin de Pays from the Vaucluse area. Perhaps the best example of this cuvee the Brunier brothers have produced to date. The wine reveals a miduim ruby color along with copious raspberry and cherry notes intermixed with a hint of olive/tapenade, crisp acidity and a medium-bodied, zesty mouthfeel. Drink it over the next year.