2016 Grandes Serres "Carius" Cairanne

SKU #1370337 96 points Decanter

 *Platinum Award Winner Decanter Asia Wine Awards* 70% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 10% Syrah Tasting notes: Rich opulent nose of herbaceous red berry, the palate is full of rich ripe blue and black fruit, beautifuly judged oak complexity and superb acidity giving lovely fresh lift to the finish.  (9/2017)

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Price: $14.99

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By: William Beare | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/4/2019 | Send Email
Look up photos of the Cairanne village and try your best not to fall in love. This quaint little town on a hill is picturesque-- and produces some truly terrific wines to boot. The Grandes Serres is intense, yet friendly. Complex, yet approachable. Full of dark, rich fruit and touches of citrus up front, yet the finish is dominated finish by phenomenal pepper spice. Texturally smooth, with plush tannin. The balance and integration here between that fruit, spice, and oak is incredible for a 15 dollar Southern Rhone. I finished my first bottle as an accompaniment to Beef Bourguignon (as the back label of the wine suggests) and it was fabulous.

By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/2/2019 | Send Email
This is savory and lush with black cherry and blackberry fruits but what keeps me pouring more into my glass is the abundance of herbs and spice. It is full bodied and well-structured with tannins that add great complexity, and it finishes with plenty of lift and freshness. I'll take a case, please!

By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/28/2018 | Send Email
Wow! What a stunning wine. From the very first sniff of the glass I knew this wine was something special. Aromas of freshly-squeezed blood oranges, raspberry Grenache and sexy spice aromas erupt from the glass. The palate is an amazing juxtaposition of rich, velvety red fruits against crisp tannins and lively acidity. Large-scaled and mouth filling this wine slowly unfurls to a wonderfully long and satisfying finish. A ridiculous bargain at only $14.99!
Top Value! Drink from 2018 to 2025

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Rhone Blends



- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
Alcohol Content (%): 14