Famille Perrin, Les Cornuds, Vinsobres 2014
From the always reliable Rhône winemaking family behind Château de Beaucastel comes this lovely Vinsobres – an appellation 40km north of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Here, the Perrins own the 60 hectare, high-terraced vineyard of Les Cornuds. The wine is an even blend of Grenache and Syrah, where the latter is partly aged in oak for 18 months. Grippy tannins meld with juicy bramble fruit plus notes of bacon, violets and herbs.
Taster: Tina Gellie