Thursday, June 4, 2009

2006 Perrin & Fils Vacqueyras

Located in the Southern Rhone Valley of France the appellation of Vacqueyras has producing exquisite red wines for centuries. The appellation lies between the villages of Sarrians and Vaison la Romaine near the rolling Dentelles de Montmirail hills. This blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah is bright red and seductive. Laid-back strawberry and raspberry aromas are brightened by fresh rose and cracked pepper. Silky in texture, with sweet red fruit preserve flavors, gentle tannins and a long, sweet finish. Surprisingly delicate but not lacking for flavor punch. Pairs best with lamb and pork tenderloin. Drink now through 2015.

Rating: 9.2 out of 10

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