This is heart-racingly beautiful Côte Rôtie, being a blend of 85% Syrah and 15% Viognier from vineyards exclusively on the Côte Blonde. The red and white grapes are co-planted, being picked and fermented together and then aged for 18 months in new oak barrels to give a deeply purple wine that has intensely perfumed, complex, peach, rose, violet and black fruit aromas. This is an elegant, super-satiny wine, but with underlying mineral presence and great depth of fruit. There is volume, flesh and fine-boned structure, with energy, vitality and power to finish (for drinking 2024-2035+).
2018 Côte-Rôtie Esprit de Blonde, Pierre Gaillard
(£67.20 per bottle)
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