Cairanne, Peyre Blanche, Famille Perrin, Côtes du Rhône Villages AC, France, 2012, 14.5% abv, C$24++

IMG_1208Today I ran into a friend who also reads this blog and made my day by saying she loves it!

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.



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I love wine...and finally decided to do something about it.
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8 Responses to Cairanne, Peyre Blanche, Famille Perrin, Côtes du Rhône Villages AC, France, 2012, 14.5% abv, C$24++

  1. Shelley Singer says:

    Thanks for yet another wonderful review and rating, can’t wait to try it!


  2. Francine Parker says:

    Reader number 2 here!

    Thank you for posting Llama.👀👍😍

    Sent from my iPhone



  3. Keith says:

    You are the Bomb Lindsay!! I will respond more regularly!! When you write about wine, you are an inspiration… and you make me thirsty!! Keep up the great work!


  4. Katherine Blake says:

    Thanks, Lindsay!

    I am hosting my book club group this week and will buy this for the occasion.

    Cheers, Katherine



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