Andrew Jefford on La Pèira
One Bottle column – The World of Fine Wine Magazine
Andrew Jefford wrote of La Pèira is his One Bottle column for The World of Fine Wine Magazine.
It can be found at his excellent website here.
We also had the pleasure of a visit during his recent Terrasses du Larzac trip written up in his Blog.
Mr Jefford was a little apprehensive after he had written his article, and before his visit, so it was a pleasure to send him Robert Parker’s ‘Obriers de la La Pèira’ review that came out in the meantime (See below.)
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Robert Parker | La Pèira | Obriers de la La Pèira
The review below is from Robert Parker of the Obriers Cuvée (La Pèira’s entrée de gamme or third wine). It is the first tasting note of the La Pèira wines to be made (Mr Jefford’s column above the second).
Robert Parker | La Pèira Review
Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Although this blend of 65% Cinsault and 35% Carignan is not from the Rhone Valley, since my colleague, David Schildknecht, has not had an opportunity to taste it, it’s included here. This estate aims to rival the great Negly for making the top wines in Languedoc, and this 2006 is their introductory offering. Falling somewhere between a great Cote Rotie and a top-notch Hermitage, it boasts a dense purple color along with a super-ripe nose of blackberries, cassis, charcoal, wood smoke, and spice. Beautifully textured, full-bodied, and opulent, it is a stunning example of what can be accomplished in this backwater appellation.