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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Perrin et Fils Les Christins Vacqueras 2004
Perrin et Fils Les Christins Vacqueras 2004
(search item no. 86969)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2006!

"Large-scale red with dark, meaty aromas and thickly layered blackberry, currant, beef, tar and mineral notes. Plenty of toast, but more than enough fruit and flesh for balance..."
-Wine Spectator

"A blockbuster wine is the 2004 Perrin Vacqueyras Les Christins Vieilles Vignes from a 20-acre single vineyard planted with old vines, 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. This is superb stuff, opulent, full-bodied, with notes of garrigue, black cherry liqueur, raspberries, licorice, and pepper. Dense, full, rich, and chewy, this is a beauty to drink over the next 7-8 years."
-Wine Advocate 90-93 Points

Clearly a wine from a warm place, with its amber hues and richness of texture. The nose is reminiscent of morello cherries, flowers and liquorice. On the palate it shows an unctuous texture and is rich and concentrated.

This is a fine bottle from a great terroir. It will go perfectly with beef, lamb and dishes containing black truffles.

Grape varieties: 75% Grenache, 25% Syrah.

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About Perrin et Fils:

Jean-Pierre, François and Pierre Perrin are proud to present their fine wines, inspired by the memory of their grandfather, Pierre Perrin. Using the same techniques employed at Château de Beaucastel, the Perrins have added some interesting appellations to their already impressive list of wines.

"Jean-Pierre and François Perrin - chosen among the Most Influential Wine Personalities of the last 20 Years. The Perrins believe in natural winemaking, unfiltered wines, and routinely produce long-lived classics that are among the finest in the world." -Robert M. Parker, Jr's The Wine Advocate