New to this region at this price point. Love it and brought a few other Cote Rotie wines. Love the pepper taste to it. Nice and smooth and great for the summer. I drank straight from opening and then put in the fridge for 20 mins. I must say I preferred it before it went in the fridge.
Looking forward to drinking the others and stocking up on this type. I need a bigger wine fridge!
To The Eye: Impenetrable dark purple, unfiltered On The Nose: Intense aromas of bacon fat, olives, earth, dark black fruit. A hint of oak. In The Mouth: Intense & primal syrah: Black fruit, smoked meat. Drying tannins on finish, but not unpleasant.
Almost a shame to drink this now, knowing what it will be in 5, 10, 15 years. You certainly CAN drink this now (I did) but if you can hang on to this, your patience will be rewarded.
The start of the Cote Rotie flight -- it seems like there is something about Cote Rotie, more depth, more darkness, less rustic. Noticeable to me. Here, primary, but on the dark spectrum, seems more clear cut, or clean cut than Cornas.
Supple on the palate entry but then strong and hard tannins on the back end. Very definitive tannins. Just a baby on the palate. I would guess needs a massive amount of time. Chewy like a Barolo.
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