2015 Côte-Rôtie Lancement, Domaine Garon

Only produced by the domaine since 2013, it comes from a tiny parcel of the famed Lancement vineyard. This feels incredibly young straight from barrel, but the potential is plain to see. There’s freshness and juicy fruit to the intensely structured palate.

Due to tiny quantities and high demand this wine is limited to 12 bottles per customer.

Critic score
95.5/100
Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£640.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Grape
    Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2015 Côte-Rôtie Lancement, Domaine Garon

TASTING NOTES

From a vineyard just down the slope from Les Rochins, the 2015 Côte Rôtie Lancement is a possibly profound wine that offers massive notes of blackberries, cassis, toasty oak and hints of vanilla bean in a full-bodied, voluptuous, downright sexy style. Brought up in 50% new barrels, give this blockbuster Côte Rôtie 4-5 years of cellaring and enjoy over the following two decades

Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com (December 2016)
94—97/100
Domaine Garon

The Garon family have been landowners in Ampuis for 500 years, but it wasn’t until 1982 that they started tending to the neglected vines on their land. Releasing their first cuvée in 1995, Jean-Francois Garon observed with little irony that "it wasn't bad for the vineyards to rest a hundred years between plantings." Today, this traditional producer makes three wines from the Côte-Rôtie’s Côte Blonde and one from the Côte Brune, all mostly destemmed and aged in a mix of new and older French oak.

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