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Wine Advocate 90 points for Les Deux Barriques 2011

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate has awarded 90 points to 'Les Deux Barriques' Cairanne Côtes du Rhône Villages 2011' from Boutinot Rhône.

Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate's Rhône editor described 2011 'Les Deux Barriques' as:-

"The top cuvée of the estate and made from only two barrels is the 2011 Cairanne Les Deux Barriques, a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Mourvèdre that was raised in new demi-muids. It has a sweet, broad and expansive bouquet of sweet red fruits, red currants, toasted bread, spice and licorice as well as full-bodied richness, impressive concentration and sweet tannin. It shows the more upfront, sexy style of the vintage, yet it has rock-solid mid-palate depth and solid structure".  Jeb Dunnuck, "France, Southern Rhone Part 1" The Wine Advocate, Issue 227, 28th October 2016. 

Sourced from a treasure trove of vineyards in the hills above Cairanne in the Southern Rhône, and made at Domaine Boutinot in traditional style, with gentle remontage and manual pigeage, 'Les Deux Barriques' is matured in French oak for up to 24 months.

Part of the Boutinot Rhône Fide et Arte range 'Les Deux Barriques', Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2011is the best expression of exceptional vintages. First released in 2005, when two barrels stood head and shoulders above their peers and warranted being bottled as a cuvèe in their own right, only two other vintages have been released to date; 2010 and 2011. With Cairanne enjoying a trio of exceptional vintages the 2012 is also due for release. 

This US recognition of 'Les Deux Barriques' follows a Gold Award in the 2015 Sommelier Wine Awards, where eminent sommeliers described the wine as having a "lovely sweetness. It's an exciting wine. Dried strawberry and fruity flavours with vanilla overtones and hints of coffee at the end."

 'Les Deux Barriques', Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2011 is currently available in single bottle magnum, packaged in a wooden gift box. 

Form more information see 'Les Deux Barriques, Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2011