Usually I get, “Yes, well, ummm, I’m kinda busy. Isn’t it good enough that I subscribed? You mean I have to read it too?”
So, in celebration of the fact that at least one person reads this blog apart from my mother (and sometimes I wonder even about that), here is a #WineWednesday post for you, faithful reader.
They’ve been making wine in and around the village of Cairanne since the 18th century. As a ‘Villages’, this 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah blend is a step up from the lower level Côtes du Rhône AOC.
Deep purple turning garnet with deep and even legs, this is a full bodied drink perfumed by violets with tarred blackberry and cassis, glove leather and garrigue.
The palate is dry with softly strained tannins that love steak and flavours showing more violets, blackberries and cassis with black pepper, baking spices, leather and dried tarragon.
WSET Good plus – The Syrah grapes were aged in barrels while the remaining Grenache was aged in tanks. Famille Perrin is almost always a great deal and this one follows through on that provenance.