Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône Reserve Rouge AOC 2012, France 


My Rating 86 Points.   

Price $10. 
Dark ruby in color with a short light purplish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, red currants, plums, vanilla, smoke, earth, leather, vegetables, wood, bell pepper, light barnyard, eucalyptus, cloves, forest floor, chocolates and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, earth, vegetables, pencil lead, tar, black tea, forest floor, tobacco, green pepper, spices, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with medium tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice Côte du Rhône, that shows nice fruits right out of the bottle, and gets earthy after an hour in a decanter. A bit off balance now, but with nice complexity. Better when fresher.

This 5 year old is on its way out, and it’s starting to loose its fruityness.

I paired it with cheeses and light Spanish tapas.

14% alcohol by volume.

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