A blend of plots from the Côte Blonde and Côte Brune (Coteaux de Bassenon, Le Goutay, L’Arselie, Besset, Gerine, Bourrier, Montlis) on granite and mica-schist soils, this wine is produced from young vines from 5-30 years old, showcasing the potential for freshness in Côte-Rôtie. Manually harvested and sorted both in the vineyard and cellar, this wine is 100% Syrah with 20% whole cluster, aged for 18 months in French oak (20% new.)
93-94 Points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media. Fresh dark berries, potpourri, olive, exotic spices and smoky bacon on the highly perfumed nose. Juicy, penetrating blackberry, cherry liqueur and candied violet flavors show fine delineation and a spine of juicy acidity. Subtly chewy tannins add grip to an impressively persistent, mineral- and spice-driven finish that strongly echoes the cherry and floral notes.