Deep ruby red in colour, with a black cherry core. This wine has lively berry fruits on the nose, with a touch of liquorice and a hint of black pepper. The 2009 is full of fruit, juicy and round with ripe tannnins that gently support the cherry, cassis and herb character on the finish.
"Dark purple. Heady red and dark berry aromas are complicated by incense, fresh flowers, baking spices and minerals. Sexy strawberry and raspberry flavors offer a smooth, velvety texture and impressive depth. Finishes clean and brisk, with outstanding persistence. I love this style for its vivacity and precision."
The 2017 Cote Rotie was still in separate lots when I visited, yet I came away with remarkably similar impressions from the Gerine (fragrant charming and silky) and le Plomb (taut, intense and structural) as I did last year. A number of other lots will go into the final assemblage (Chavaroche, Fongeant, Lezardes and several more, probably including La Landonne). There's more cracked pepper and vio…
The 2010 Moulin des Chnes is a full, soft, generous wine mainly from Syrah, Grenache and Mourvdre. It is generous in body with supple tannins and primary fruit and freshness, with a long, mellow finish.