2009 Famille Perrin "Les Cornuds" Vinsobres

SKU #1090354 90-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A blend of equal parts Grenache and Syrah, the 2009 Perrin et Fils Cotes du Rhone Villages Vinsobres Les Cornuds reveals abundant aromas of crushed rocks, spring flowers and blue as well as black fruits in its darker, more cool climate style. It is completely different from the Grenache-dominated wines from the warmer climates of Cairanne, Rasteau, Vacqueyras or Gigondas. The impressive, deep, rich Vinsobres Les Cornuds comes from high elevation vineyards, and should easily age for 10 years.  (10/2011)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Still tightly wound, with an almost bracing violet note leading the way for dark plum and blackberry fruit, ending a flash of pastis on the finish, where a tangy iron edge holds sway. Should settle in nicely with modest cellaring. Drink now through 2016.  (2/2012)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 65% syrah and 35% grenache): Vivid purple. Intense, spice-accented aromas of black and blue fruits and violet, with a hint of anise in the background. Juicy and precise on the palate, with tangy acidity lifting bitter cherry and boysenberry flavors. Finishes sappy and long, with resonating spiciness and fine tannins.  (5/2012)

K&L Notes

14% abv.

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Alcohol Content (%): 14