Les Grandes Serres Cairanne ‘Carius’ 2018

A rampage of a red wine that belongs in everyone’s basket. With 20% of the wine aged for a year in French Oak, the result is a red of lovely firm structure with lush spice, gorgeous fruit and all the romping character you’ll ever need for a bold barbecue red.

Blended from 60% Grenache with 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre the scent of the wine is what I love most of all. There’s a dusky exotic warmth to it that reminds me of… wait for it.. apricots. Truly a steal of a wine that belies its price from a terrific vintage that shows once again that the Co-Op should be high on your list for Hot Bottles this year.

07 July 2021

Price: £10

Abv: 14.5%

Bottle size: 75cl

Maker: Les Grandes Serres

Vintage: 2018

Type: Red

Grape: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre

Region: Rhône, France

Where to buy: Co-op

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