Cairanne 2016, Xavier Vignon
Deep ruby with a tight pink rim. The first nose of bursting red fruit followed by ripe dark cherries, damson earthy sweet spices, leather and smoke. On the palate, simple pure dark fruit parallelled eith spice shines through along with fine tannins, lovely acidities and fresh+clean finish. Fresh fruit.The style is excellent with only 5gram sugar per litre where perceived alcohol is appropriate despite its 14% ABV. Decanter Aisa Wine Award 2018 Best in the Show as well as Best Rhone Varietals! Decanter 96 Points! Youthfully jubilant!
Also awarded 93 WA,- "From very old vines, looks to be outstanding, with terrific notes of lavender, garrigue and flowers grounded by a core of darker berry fruit. Rich, seamless and downright polished, it’s a no-brainer purchase that will offer tons of pleasure through 2025.”Grape Varietals:70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre
AC Cairanne is one of France's newest appellations from the 2016 vintage (or 15 if wineries met the new rules). A good quaffing wine from the Rhône from a great year.