More exotic and complex than the base Cairanne, the flagship 2014 La Bousquette Cairanne is made from 80% Grenache and 20% Carignan that comes from 100 plus-year-old vines. Aged all in concrete, it offers a terrific perfume of crushed flowers, crushed rock-like minerality and sweet Grenache-driven fruit. Medium-bodied, elegant and nicely concentrated, it has enough tannic bite on the finish to warrant a year or two in the cellar after release. It should be at its best from 2017-2022.
Run by the young Roman Roche, who’s aided by Philippe Cambie, Domaine Roche is quickly becoming one of my favorite estates in Cairanne. In addition to their Cairanne releases, they also produce a terrific Cotes du Rhone
93 point Wine Advocate