2009 Pérenne, Premières Côtes de Blaye
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A solid, medium-bodied, slightly austere but well-made wine from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this should be drunk over the next several years.
This has a soft, inviting core of plum and cassis notes, with well-integrated, subtle toast and a light stitching of savory through the chalk-dusted finish. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon Drink now. (Web-2013)
Chateau Pérenne offers an excellent value in strong vintages, and we brought in their 2005 bottling as well. Just east of the Dordogne, the limestone hills making up the appellation of Blaye carry great hope to many rising winemaking stars in Bordeaux. 91% Merlot here. Flashy, toasty, spicy wine-fruit forward. Delicious. (Clyde Beffa, K&L)