Now that Cairanne has been promoted to “cru” status (joining the likes of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas), Rhône fans are more eager than ever to get this famed village’s wines into their glasses.
Lucky for you, our roving Rhône expert has close contacts at Cave de Cairanne, a top estate established over 80 years ago – and he’s secured their luscious “Cuvée Prestige” just for you.
It’s a hand-harvested blend of Grenache (50%), Syrah (20%), Carignan (20%) and Mourvèdre (10%) from remarkable 2016, a year JamesSuckling.com expert Nick Stock calls “an excitingly powerful and sleek follow-up to the exuberant 2015s.” Along with the compelling vintage credentials, Les Templiers has already won a gold medal from France’s top show in Paris.
Perfumed aromas of ripe red berries, wild herbs and subtle spice wait to greet your nose; the wine is beautifully balanced, with ripe cherry, black currant, herbs and spice flavors. Supple tannins frame the long, silky finish. Whether you’re a longtime fan of Rhône reds or just looking for something new and delicious to dive into, this is a red to try.