Famille Perrin, Vacqueyras rouge 'Les Christins'

Famille Perrin, Vacqueyras rouge 'Les Christins'

Regular price €29.00
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Tax included.
Nearly black, with purple flashes. Spectacular, multifaceted, deep nose of liquorice, Cyprus trees, and pink peppercorns. Powerful and structured, with dense tannins. Old vines (average age of 50 years).

Aromatic and generous with plush aromas of blackberry, chocolate and fig, with a ripe-tannined, full-bodied palate of liquorice, violets and pink peppercorn.

Drink it if you have the chance with venison, fillet steak, or barbeques, good-quality sausages and root vegetables.

‘Dark crimson. Spicy, leathery nose. Big and bold and full of life.’
Jancis Robinson MW
‘The opulent, voluptuously textured, dense, rich 2010 Vacqueyras Cristins (reveals) lots of Provencal herbs as well as blackberry and black cherry liqueur notes in its full-bodied, intense, luscious personality. This impressive Vacqueyras should drink well for 10-12 years.’
Wine Advocate

Vacqueyras is a Southern Rhône appellation for red, white and rosé wines. Until 1990, it was one of the Côtes du Rhône villages, before the consistent performance of its red wines earned it a promotion.

The reds must contain 50% classic southern Rhône variety Grenache. The remainder of the blend is made up of Syrah and Mourvedre, with an additional 10% of any of the other Côtes du Rhône varieties (except Carignan).

In terms of climate, the area is Mediterranean (the sea is just 80km away) and is therefore blessed with a long, hot, dry growing season, ensuring maximum ripeness for its grapes. This, combined with a generally south-westerly aspect, results in unusually big and powerful wines.

Supplier's websiteFamille Perrin
Wine colourRed wine
CountryFrance
AppellationVacqueyras
Vintage2016
Grape varietyGrenache, Syrah
Alcohol15%
Bottle size75 cl

Orders of €150+: free delivery nationwide

All other orders: €15 nationwide flat rate

Orders are usually dispatched in the first two working days after receipt.

We cannot guarantee delivery on a given day. If the delivery date is important, please let us know, and we'll put one of our 'Not to Be Opened Before' stickers on the box and aim for delivery a day or two early.

Your orders are delivered by courier to ensure fast and reliable delivery of each carefully packaged consignment. Because nobody likes breakages, we use very strong and secure packaging specially designed to protect wine bottles. 

Personalised champagne orders are dispatched to anticipate your requested deadline (see above), or otherwise as soon as possible. Please allow at least one extra working day for these orders to be prepared.

Eircodes please

The ideal delivery address has someone available to sign for parcels during office hours, so a work address may be a better choice than a home address. An Eircode eliminates any doubt about the delivery location, and you can find or check Eircodes here.

Phone numbers please

Our couriers do their best to deliver and often have amazing local knowledge, but in the event of difficulties a reliable telephone number for the recipient makes all the difference and is a required piece of information. A mobile number is usually best.

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When we dispatch your order, we send on a tracking code so that you can follow your order in transit on the courier's website.

Delivery outside Ireland

If you need delivery to Northern Ireland, our €15 standard rate applies, with orders of €150 and more travelling free—for the time being.

We do not generally send wine overseas because of the complicated bureaucratic requirements and very high cost. If you would nonetheless like more information about deliveries outside the island of Ireland, please ask.

Returns

Faulty bottles

Wine is a natural product: its variety is what makes it so interesting!

Sometimes, though, a faulty bottle turns up. It's rare, but it does happen.

We want you to enjoy the wines you buy from us, and we'd like you to enjoy doing business with us too.

If you are unlucky enough to receive a bad bottle, please let us know immediately by calling the office on 021 431 6000 and we'll issue a credit in compensation.

Broken or Damaged Deliveries

Despite our best efforts to wrap and pack securely, damage in transit occurs from time to time.

If there's a breakage, our couriers will normally return the whole fragrant mess to us straight away.

If, however, the damage isn't apparent until you open the box, we'd still prefer to have the whole parcel collected. We'll send you a replacement as soon as possible.