Clear dark ruby. Medium + body. Nose: Aromatic, earth, spice and some funk. Palette: Chocolate, pepper, earthy deep dark fruit. Not very complex but big and bold and thick. Drink with a pork tenderloin.
Nicely concentrated with smoky dark fruit. Oaky and peppery with a touch of heat. Finish was long although I felt that the wine was a little one dimensional. Still quite structured; could use another 3-5 years to reach its full potential.
I'm sorry but anyone rating this as an 89 or 90 is palate-deaf.
I have had four bottles of this vintage and this wine, while one of the "lesser" Cote-Roties, is delicious, unique, and wonderful.
Cinnamon, pencil lead, anise, earth, saddleleather, sea salt, so much going on here with the demure clean red fruits....mouthwatering!! Love this wine in this vintage for the price.....you can't do better in Cote Rotie at that price for this vintage.
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