Famille Perrin 2011 "Pierre Blanche" (Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne AOC) Rhone Valley - France
Availability: Private wine stores like Everything Wine in BC
Cost: $24 (BC)
Date Tasted: January 10th, 2015
Tasting Notes: This is an excellent Côtes du Rhône Villages blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah from the town of Cairanne that favours the fruit-forward loving palate of North American consumers. Has all the complexity and savoury character one expects and loves from a top-notch CDRV but with the ripe, black currant and cherry flavours leading the way, especially mid palate where a touch of sweetness lingers before abdicating to the mouth-watering, terroir-driven finish of garrigues, anise spice and minerals. Should benefit from a further 1-3 years of ageing. Drink 2016-2020.
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