Compared to the Landonne’s brooding power, this is open, elegant and extremely pretty. Don’t let the finesse fool you, however. This is a serious wine, with impressive stuffing behind that aromatic purity. Very long and very impressive, this is a wonderful demonstration of terroir in Côte-Rôtie.
No destemming, aged in demi-muid, a maximum of 10% new oak. The first vintage vinified by Pierre, René’s son. Incredible, soaring, high-toned nose: black peppercorn, rubbed thyme and rosemary, a spellbinding nose. Super-fine tannins, but actually quite loaded for the Côte-Blonde, but not overdone. Stays intense and lifted on the palate. Incredible drive and length. This is always a domaine whose wines strongly reflect the vintage - and in 2015, that’s a very good thing.
Ready 2022 - 2026
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Young 2024 - 2034
Ready 2021 - 2024