2009 Domaine Roche Côtes du Rhone Villages Cairanne
91 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and rounded, boasting a very juicy core of violet, plum and boysenberry fruit enlivened with a hint of pastis. The nicely grippy finish is fleshy and integrated, with a lingering hint of blueberry fruit for added complexity. Drink now through 2011. 300 cases imported." 91 points Robert Parker: "A blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah, this is another astounding wine from the southern Rhone’s 2009 vintage. Aged in concrete as well as neutral wood, its dark ruby/plum color is followed by a big, sweet kiss of truffles, black cherries, tobacco leaf, and spice box. This medium to full-bodied, juicy, succulent Cotes du Rhone-Villages Cairanne is impossible to resist, so enjoy it over the next 2-3 years." (10/10) 15% abv.