Monday, July 27, 2009

Perrin Vacqueyras Les Christins 2005

It turns out that we've reivewed this wine before - in fact, the second wine ever reviewed on this blog. Interesting to compare review - and the comments.

--- Iron Chef's review ---

Always been a personal favourite. One of those go to wines that never fail.
Nose- Cherries, Nutmeg and oak. Some meaty aromas and dries berries like Elderberries. Deep and roundly scented.
Taste- Grenadine, white pepper and a mocha latte with extra whipped cream. Some of the minced meat pie and fig flavours that I remember, but less. A bunch more fruit, highly extracted and … sweet. Thought of that drink, Shirley Temple. It was good, but not what I remember the 2004s as.
Overall- maybe it was the vintage or my mood, but I wasn't feelin it. I will continue to buy this wine, but I hope for better results in the future. BTW $19.95 at LCBO, 26% markup.

Price: $26.99
Score 86 (WS 91)
Value 3/5
Alcohol: 13.5%
Region: France- Southern Rhone
Grape: Grenache and Syrah
UPC: 631470000247


  1. I saw the 2006 available in Oromocto tday.

  2. I've been reading about this one for several years and have always thought about buying it. I have tried it twice just at wine shows, when one's palate is certainly compromised, but never-the-less is still judgemental, and I have agreed with your assessment to a T. Not a value.

    And as for the LCBO, I am only thankful I get up there a couple times a year for meetings, and get the chance to import some interesting new tastings. It's too bad they have such a better deal.