Do know what the best thing about this wine is? It’s genuinely not that expensive.
I mean, $200 odd is hardly cheap, but given that Guigal’s La La trio are north of $650, this is actually quite affordable. Damn it’s good too…
Intriguingly, this was made with 100% whole bunch. Yet thanks to the ripeness of the vintage, it doesn’t look stemmy or herbal. Just Goldilocks-esque right.
Indeed it is classic Cote-Rotie with a wonderful violets and purple fruit perfume, with a liberal dose of rare pink lamb and a dash of cloves. Still very tight but long and lively with thick tannins. Not raw tannins, complementing a little just thick and still carries a juiciness too (the Viognier doing its thing).
Magnificent, sensual red. Going to live and live too.
Tasted: July 2014
Score: 18.7/20, 95/100
Would I buy it? Yes. Yes. Yes. Love wines like this