Famille Perrin 2011 Réserve Côtes du Rhône


Tonight I’m drinking Famille Perrin 2011 Réserve Côtes du Rhône.  Jon picked it up somewhere and brought it home, and I got the last glass to go with my dinner.  It is a French Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre blend made with grapes sourced both from the company’s own vineyards as well as purchased grapes.  Grenache is the primary grape in the blend, making up about 50% of the wine.

Famille Perrin 2011 Réserve Côtes du Rhône

Famille Perrin 2011 Réserve Côtes du Rhône

The wine has flavors of tart pie cherry, light tannins and smoke.  It is a fruit-forward, pleasant wine that tastes young, but is a great everyday weeknight wine.  The only thing I didn’t love was a weird flavor of pencil eraser on the finish – it was very brief though!  And no, I can’t explain how I know the taste is pencil eraser…

Overall, this wine is a good wine, and it was well worth the $7.99 price tag.

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4 thoughts on “Famille Perrin 2011 Réserve Côtes du Rhône

  1. brings to mind the Claes Oldenburg giant eraser sculpture at the National Gallery in DC for some reason. The kind on the wheel with the brush on the other end. Hmmm. But I will try to track this one down. I am a sucker for a GSM. Most any red blend for that matter. Heck, most any red. Interesting blog. Thanks for visiting mine onhighblog.wordpress

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