Maison Nicolas Perrin Côte-Rôtie Rouge - 2013

AOC Côte Rôtie



An impressive blend of 100% Syrah that was raised in 10% new French, Perrin’s 2013 Côte Rôtie has pretty, classy notes of black and blue fruits, violets and assort floral nuances, medium-bodied richness and a focused, elegant feel on the palate. It has light tannin, as well as an endearing, forward feel that should allow it to drink nicely on release. This collaboration between the Perrin Family (of Château Beaucastel) and Nicolas Jaboulet continues to churn out high-quality wines.

This has ample grip for the vintage, with a streak of warm cast iron notes driving through the core of lightly steeped cherry, currant and plum fruit. Lightly singed alder details underscore the finish, with a sanguine hint echoing at the end.

Rather low-key nose with lots of juice on the palate. Far from the more precise rendition of the appellation – a bit too sweet? But a friendly, fruity drink for the short to medium term.