Full buttercup yellow colour, the bouquet likewise full and rich, voluminous buttery, toasty oak and spice aromas bursting from the glass, with a patina of smoky reduction. A rich, powerful, full-bodied white wine which is dry as a bone and penetrating, long on the finish with some tannin astringency and plenty of reverberation thanks to liberal alcohol, glycerol and tannin. There's also a solid input from oak, but it's a seriously flavoursome dry white.90 pts - James Suckling
This bold, powerful, yet fresh Cairanne is brimming with black berry fruit aromas and has a healthy freshness that supports the ample body and generous soft tannins. Nice touch of bitter chocolate at the bold finish. Sustainable. Drink or hold.