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Pierre Amadieu ‘Les Hautes Rives’ Cairanne Rouge 2016

''This represents terrific value from this underrated appellation. It's full-bodied, creamy and rich with peppery nuances dusted over black cherries and plums. Finishes long and velvety.'' 90 Points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate Magazine

''The 2016 Cairanne 'les Hautes Rives' represents another terrific value from this underrated appellation. It's full-bodied, creamy and rich with peppery nuances dusted over a core of black cherries and plums. It finishes long and velvety.'' 90 Points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate Magazine

''This is an estate the consistently puts out high-quality wines at good prices. Notes of violets, black raspberries, candy and fruity-cake emerge from the 2016 Cairanne Les Hautes Rives, and moderate tannin on the finish. The blend is 60% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre, and the rest Syrah.'' Jeb Dunnuck

''Like Northern Rhône reds, Southern Rhône reds tend to taste like the landscape in which they are born: rolling hills and broad open skies under constant sunshine and warmth. This example adds a little more structure like the craggy, stony hills behind Cairanne, including smoky notes, bearing the imprint of mourvèdre and syrah, blended here with grenache. More typical scorched earth, baked red berry fruit, and red licorice flavours take over on the palate, alongside dusty tannins and balanced-moderate acids.'' John Szabo, WineAlign.com (Previous Vintage Review)

“This truly rare vintage is a new benchmark. The growing season was warm during the day but cool at night, with an unusually large diurnal swing that led to slow, even ripening across all varieties, while maintaining acidity. Reds are laden with fruit, yet extremely racy and fresh in feel.” 99/100, Wine Spectator Magazine

“Unmissable. This is one of the best vintages of the past few decades. Do not miss it,” Decanter Magazine.

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