Going Out On a High Note

31 Dec


Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône Réserve  2010 (From Mayfair Wine on Union Turnpike, Queens $9/bottle)

Color: Ruby center edging in garnet. Nose: red and black plum with violet, touch of spice.


On the palate this wine shows boysenberry  and cassis up front with loads of pepper, some earth, notes of oak, clove, and limestone on the finish. Nice balance, medium body, shows more depth than many young wines. Great value. An impressive blend of grenache,  syrah and mourverdre grapes to develop a tremendous wine at this price and age. Consistent work from a talented winemaker whose  stable includes Chateau Beaucastel and La Vielle Ferme. If you like French wines, don’t miss out on this one- it’s a great deal at this price and shows very well compared to wines priced at double this.


Check out more about Famille Perrin’s wines here.

Here’s to a great 2012 send-off, and looking forward to an amazing 2013 with my readers and fellow oenophiles.

à votre santé!

2 Responses to “Going Out On a High Note”

  1. Whine And Cheers For Wine December 31, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    I have yet to be disappointed by Perrin wines and you are absolutely right about value and quality on this one. Here’s hoping you have a wonderful 2013. Happy New Year.


    • jimvanbergen January 1, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

      Thanks so much for your kind words! Here’s to a great 2013 and another year of wonderful wines!


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