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Wine Of The Month: Perrin & Fils Vinsobres “Les Cornuds” ’03 ($13)

June 23rd, 2005

Vinsobres is a tiny appellation in the southern Cotes du Rhone. This Vinsobres is composed of 65% Syrah and 35% Grenache, with 35% aged in French oak. This is a young, vibrant wine that is delicious for summer. It’s a reasonably simple wine with flavors of ripe blackberries and raspberries layered with spices, especially black pepper. It is made in an old world style, exhibiting a rustic earthiness. Les Cornuds is a well constructed wine with good balance, plenty of flavor, and an elegance that makes it a terrific value. I think it will be a perfect wine for the summer.

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