Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône Réserve Rouge 2018
|Region||France, Rhone, Cotes du Rhone|
Tasted as a final blend, just prior to bottling, the 2017 Cotes du Rhone Reserve was slightly reticent and tarry, but it slowly fleshed out with air to show cola and black cherry flavors. It's medium to full-bodied, perhaps a bit sturdier than the 2018, but still meant for consumption during its first 5-7 years.
This ripe, fleshy wine is chock full of luscious mulberry and cassis flavors. It's potent and full bodied but a brisk, mineral sheen on the midpalate lends freshness. The finish is moderately long, framed by fine, soft tannins. Drink now-2023.