Leon Perdigal Cotes du Rhone 2012

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This Léon Perdigal CdR was named after the first cellarmaster from the largest cellars (Ogiers) in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Mourvedre. Fantastic looking bottle that really stood out with its embossed glass and vivid label. First tasted this at a Majestic ‘Winter Tasting evening’ late last year and it’s a pretty solid CdR and at £6.99 a bottle on multi buy, good value.

In the glass, not as aromatic as I thought it would be, fairly muted nose of red fruits raspberries, cherries, some  blackcurrant  and slightly smokey.

Taste – Very drinkable, soft, much more fruity and ripe than I expected with firm acidity and a sweetish finish. Hints of smoke, spice and licorice.  Drank this straight after opening and it was pretty good but it did improve while sitting in the glass, so maybe let it breathe and open up a bit and you will be rewarded with a decent  CdR which can be enjoyed with or without food.

So, big thumbs up if you want a easy drinking soft, slightly sweet, spicy and smokey French red.

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My Rating 8/10 Corks – Majestic Usually around £9.99 (on offer multi buy for £6.99)