This still looks like chewing gum for the eyes but essentially Gold, Purple & Red are good, Blue is swallowable, Green and Black – spit.
Courtesy of Robert M. Parker. Download most recent hires pdf from his site here
Domaine Alary Cairanne Côtes du Rhône Villages 2011
This is a big earthy wine from the village of Cairanne and the house of Denis Alary, whom Parker labels a Star of the area.
A blend of Grenache, Syrah & Carignan, it was every bit as good as a more ‘upmarket’ Hermitage.
Massive fruit, thick dark purple colour, smooth taste.
We served this to the Collets at Dinner, and Sean and I both enjoyed it.