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Wine Spectator 91 points for Cairanne and Séguret 2010

US magazine the Wine Spectator has again awarded 91 points to both the Cairanne and Séguret 2010 from Boutinot Rhône. Published in the latest issue (31st October 2013) this is a repeat of the 91 points awarded by the Wine Spectator for the 2009 vintage of both wines (30th September 2012).

Made at Boutinot Rhone's cellars in Cairanne 'La Côte Sauvage', Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2010 is part of the Fide et Arte range. James Molesworth, the publication's Senior Editor and Rhône specialist described 2010 'La Côte Sauvage' as:-

"Very fleshy and engaging, with plum, blackberry and blueberry pate de fruit flavors, buttressed by roasted apple wood and pastis notes. Lively acidity keeps the finish pumping along. Drink now through 2016. 91 Points." JM, Wine Spectator, 31st October 2013

Also awarded 91 points for the second time was 'Les Coteaux Schisteux', Séguret, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2010 (the 2009 vintage last year achieved 91 points). Commenting on the 2010 vintage of 'Les Coteaux Schisteux' James Molesworth said:-

"A gorgeous red, showing roasted apple wood and anise notes out front, with a large core of steeped loganberry, plum and boysenberry fruit. A briar accent hangs on the finish, as the fruit melts slowly. Drink now through 2016. 91 Points." JM, Wine Spectator, 31st October 2013. 

Both wines were released in late Spring 2013 following a long, slow maturation in a variety of old and new barrels (228l) and demi-muids (600l). 2010 also marks the first vintage from Boutinot Rhône’s base in Cairanne. 

In July 'La Côte Sauvage' Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2010 was awarded Double Gold at the ‘Romancing the Rhône' Shootout, organized by California based ‘Affairs of the Vine’.