2015 Domaine les Hautes Cances Cairanne

Year: 2015
Appellation: Rhone Valley
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 89
Wine Advocate: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :

"A light mesquite hint mingles with black tea and warmed cherry and black currant paste notes. Smoldering tobacco and game details echo on the finish. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan. Drink now through 2019. 1,083 cases made, 112 cases imported. -JM" (WS)

"The 2015 Cairanne is uniquely perfumed and floral, with hints of violets, spice and even citrus zest. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with a creamy-ripe texture that firms up considerably on the finish. Enjoy this idiosyncratic example of Cairanne over the next 5-8 years." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Grenache vines are over 100 years old and the wine gives this cuvée an extraordinarily broad profile; Serine was planted in 1972-73, while the Mourvèdre was planted in 1962-63. Wine is aged in older Burgundy barrels and bottled without fining or filtration. Between 250-450 cases annually.