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2017 Alary Cairanne 'la Brunote'Blend from France

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"Deep red with purple reflections. Beautiful shine. Intense and complex nose, lots of black fruit and spices with some hints of garrigue. The nose is very opulent, explosive. N...

  • 92 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 90+ Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"Another brilliant wine from this estate is the 2017 Cairanne La Brunote. It’s made from 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, and 10% Carignan that spent 18 months in concrete tanks followed by six months in bottle. Blackberries, black cherries, applewood, garrigue, and floral notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied Cairanne that has loads of Provençal charm, notable complexity, fine tannins, and a great finish."

90+ Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Low yields in the Grenache means the 2017 Cairanne la Brunote is only 50% Grenache, with the balance 30% Mourvèdre and 20% Carignan. There's a slight green-peppercorn note on the nose, which accents the red-raspberry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, it's crisp and a bit tannic at the moment, so let it mellow for a year or two if you can, then drink it over the next 5-6 years."

Product Description:

"Deep red with purple reflections. Beautiful shine. Intense and complex nose, lots of black fruit and spices with some hints of garrigue. The nose is very opulent, explosive. Notes of cocoa, liquorice give a lot of complexity. The palate is very supple, opulent, suave. The well-integrated tannins give body. A powerful wine, without heaviness. Drink now or wait another 3 to 7 years." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 117919
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Cotes du Rhone Villages
Ratings

92 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

90+ - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2017
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Carignan / Carinena
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast , vanilla, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, licorice and anise
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper , mint, violet, rose petal, oak and mushroom