Famille Perrin, Vacqueyras 'Les Christins'

Famille Perrin, Vacqueyras 'Les Christins'

Regular price €29.00
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. Indulgent!

Drink with venison, fillet steak, barbequed food, good-quality sausage and root vegetables.

Old vines (average age of 50 years).

Jancis Robinson MW - "Dark crimson. Spicy, leathery nose. Big and bold and full of life."

Wine Advocate - "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."

Vacqueyras is a Southern-Rhone appellation for red, white and rosé wines. Until 1990, it was one of the Cotes du Rhone Villages, before the consistent performance of its (red) wines earned it a promotion.

The reds are required to contain 50% of classic southern Rhone variety Grenache. The remainder of the blend is made up of Syrah and Mourvedre, with an additional 10% of any of the other Cotes du Rhone varieties (bar 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 the areas’ generally south-westerly aspect, results in unusually big and powerful wines.
Wine colourRed wine
Grape varietyGrenache, Syrah
Bottle size75cl

One of the effects of COVID-19 is increased business for online businesses and courier companies, and this has led to delays despite everyone's best efforts.

PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME: UP TO FIVE WORKING DAYS for deliveries, though many arrive sooner than this.

We recommend that, for instance, you order as early as possible in the week if you are choosing wine for the weekend.

Any delays are likely to be more significant in more densely populated areas of the country.

Online delivery charges and times

Orders of €150+: free delivery nationwide

All other orders: €15 nationwide flat rate

(please NB delivery of 'offline' orders, those placed by telephone or personal visit, is also charged at €15 for purchases of less than €150, and is free of charge for purchases of €150 or more)

Orders received by midday Monday to Thursday are dispatched that day or the next day.

Orders received by noon on a Friday are dispatched that day or on the following Monday.

Online orders

Our online 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. 

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If you need delivery to Northern Ireland, please get in touch for availability and rates. Unfortunately, we do not send wine overseas because of the complicated bureaucratic requirements and very high cost.


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.