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Perrin, Cotes du Ventoux, 2007

Posted by Julian 04 Aug 2009

Pretty cherry red colour.

Cherry stones (well, it smells of cherries, but also stony, so...), some black forest cherry schnaps (I hate that stuff).

Cherry stones again in the mouth, a little blunt and unfocused, but very spicy in a rustic manner, think the skins of cherries and plums, good fresh acidity and tannin.

It is what it is. Nothing to complain about, nothing to get crazy about. I'm still no closer to loving the southern rhone, although Robert Parker and others keep telling me to. I think I'll give up trying some day soon.

Last try

Tasted again today, decanted it for hours, tried hard to approach it fair-mindedly, but this just doesn't do anything for me. I even think "serviceable" might rather be too charitable, now rather leaning towards "boring".