This is part of a three part release that was an homage to the Guigal La La wines of the Northern Rhone.  This was my first time trying any of them and they still need a bit more time.  Purple in color.  The nose has a lot of oak still to work thru.  Of course, there is plenty of black raspberry fruit so it should be able to.  There is some roasted meat and black pepper as well.  On the palate, the oak is also pronounced.  Firm tannins.  Gobs of black raspberry fruit.  Deep but impenetrable.  All of that said, it is delicious now, slightly sweet and highly enjoyable on its own.  It is more a case of where this wine is going.  It needs another five years of cellaring and should be good for fifteen to twenty after that.  If you like big, ripe, and tannic wines, however, this will be great now.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93
Vintage: 
2013
Current Price: 
$225.00USD

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