This is a blend of 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier from the Cote Blonde in the southern end of Cote Rotie. The nose is lovely. Quite floral (violets?) but also black raspberries and spice. Full bodied. Viscous/glycerin texture. Light tannins. On the palate, black raspberries, black cherries and char. Good balance. Good finish. This is drinking well today and should continue for another five to eight years. This is lighter in style than most Cote Rotie's making it very food friendly. It would work well with roasted fowl.
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