WINE REVIEW: Cairanne Cotes Du Rhone


Today we had the 2011 Carianne Reserve des Hospitaliers Cotes Du Rhone from Waitrose.

Very easy drinking with a cherry nose and palate that made it ideal for the meal we had; game and roasted vegetables. Now, often I think the tasting notes on the back label sound a load of bollocks. BUT I actually could taste the billed morello cherry and cloves in this. The slight spice was very festive and gave it a bit of a kick that I often find missing from a safe bet old world wine.

I’d give this 7/10.