2010 Domaine Andre Perret, Saint-Joseph “Les Grisieres” Northern Rhone, France.
This glorious old school Syrah from Perret is a classic with beautiful detailed fruit, spice, earth, lift and balance. The 2010 Les Grisieres is dark hued with medium weight and flows with layers of blueberry, dark cherry, plum and boysenberry fruits along with pepper, licorice, truffle, meat, black olives and lavender notes. This mouth filling and dense Syrah gives lots of terroir mineral and earth, but stays focused, bright and clean through out, this wine is pure class and elegance. Even with Kermit Lynch Imports wealth of riches in the Rhone, with Clape and others, they still sought out Andre Perret for their portfolio, so that tells you something about how excellent these latest releases are and the future looks even brighter for this domaine. I was thrilled by this wine and adored the basic Saint-Joseph as well, and I can’t wait to taste the famous Perret Condrieu. I highly recommend finding some of the Andre Perret wines soon, these are not going to be around long, especially this Les Grisieres, which is very limited.
($42 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive
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