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91 Wine Spectator points for Cairanne and Séguret

91 points Wine Spectator for Boutinot Rhone Cairanne and Seguret

US magazine The Wine Spectator has awarded 91 points to both Boutinot Rhône's Cairanne and Séguret 2009 in their 30th September issue.

James Molesworth, the publication's Rhône correspondent described the wines as:-

Boutinot ‘La Côte Sauvage’ Cairanne Côtes du Rhône Villages 2009 "Ambitiously toasty, but pulls it off, as the alder and mesquite flavors meld into the core of blackberry, black currant and steeped cherry fruit. Dense and fleshy on the finish, with tar and black tea notes weaving in. This has lots of bass, but shows cut and drive. Drink now through 2016." J.M. 

Boutinot 'Les Coteaux Schisteux' Côtes du Rhône Villages Séguret 2009 "This rock-solid red is dark and muscular, but also perfumy, with an inviting aroma of warm ganache followed by slightly burly currant paste, melted licorice and cherry pâte de fruit flavors. A ganache note takes an encore on the finish. Drink now through 2015". J.M. 

In addition, as reported on the 3rd August Boutinot Rhône's 'Les Coteaux' Côtes du Rhône Villages 2009 was awarded 90 points and listed in the Wine Spectator's 'Smart Buy' section. 

 Boutinot Rhône's Kim Tidy commented that "We were very confident about the quality of both wines when we released them earlier this year; the Séguret has an extrodinary delicacy, softness and purity of flavour, while the Cairanne shows an interesting tension between finesse and elegance and the opulence of the 2009 vintage. There was much excitement about the 2007 vintage but for us 2009 was even better and (as it's too early to finally judge our 2010 wines which are still in barrel) we think it's our best yet.  So it was heartening to read the Wine Spectator reviews for both Cairanne and Séguret 2009, and for our Les Coteaux Côtes du Rhône Village from the same vintage."