Famille Perrin Les Christins Vacqueyras 2010, Ac

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$23.95 (973453)

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A totally different expression of grenache syrah (80/20) than the Rasteau L'Andeol. The eight hectare, old vines (50 years) vineyard is located on the Commune of Sarrians, south of the Dentelles de Montmirail. The fermentation split between wood and tanks for one month. Black colour and black liquorice dominate the senses. The attack is structured with dense plummy fruit flecked with red currants and a dash of minerality. The finish has an earthy, gamey note with bits of coriander. The winery suggests venison, or any big meat dish to match now or cellar for a decade. Score: 90 (Anthony Gismondi, WineAlign.com, Jan 2013)
89 pts
6
December 08, 2012

Critic Reviews (5)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

From the Perrin family’s négociant lineup, the 2010 Les Christins is the most ambitious, finely executed vintage to...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

A totally different expression of grenache syrah (80/20) than the Rasteau L'Andeol. The eight hectare, old vines (50...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a plummy, juicy Grenache-based red from the southern Rhone appellation that makes perhaps the heftiest reds...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A largely Grenache blend as is typical of the appellation. Not as prestigious as its neighbor, Gigondas, but very...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Reticent nose, with lightly oxidized/bruised apple skin/cooked/baked fruit aromatics. The palate is fullish, firm,...

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Community Reviews (1)

Brooke McClelland
Brooke McClelland

The black licorice was a little overbearing. I agree with John's opinion here; basic.

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