24 August 2008

What a Perrin

[bottle]Perrin 2004 Côtes-du-Rhône “Réserve” (Rhône) – A stew of vague gestures in the direction of meat, herb, and sun-reddened fruit, which is all fine, but there’s a lot of acidity. A lot. I love acid, and bemoan its lack in so many modern wines, but this seems a little spiky to me. The rest of the wine is tasty, so perhaps with the right food… (8/08)

1 comment:

Paul Hagerman said...

I came across a bottle of the '94 perrin cote du rhone in my cellar 2 years ago as I was packing for a move. Don't know if I ever intended to cellar it.

The shock for me was how good the wine was for a $5 bottle (at the time).

Nothing big or dramatic, but it was well balanced, and some complexity, and a nice finish.