Bernard Burgaud Cote Rotie 2018

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Black fruit (boysenberry, blackberry), coupled with savory herbs & olives. Some earthy and rustic flavors, too – irony & sanguine. A delicious wine that’s very ageworthy. Densely coloured but not opaque. Showing a smoky, meaty, expressive nose with a touch of fresh blood and garrigue herbs. Medium-bodied, you immediately feel the freshness and marked acidity. Extremely vibrant for the vintage. Well-balanced, this is really precise and intense. The oak is well-integrated, well-judged and not excessive, finishing with polished, fine tannins. The 2018 Cote Rotie (100% Syrah brought up mostly in neutral barrels) has a deeper, darker character in its blackberry and currant-like fruits as well as notes of scorched earth, peppered meat, graphite, and crushed stone-like minerality. It’s rich and medium to full-bodied, with terrific balance and outstanding length. While the 2017 is upfront and ready to go, this is a longer-term prospect and needs a good 4-5 years of bottle age. Rating: 94+

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