2017 Billon Cote Rotie les Brocardes

2017 Billon Cote Rotie les Brocardes




From a site that sits just below the legendary la Brune lieu dit (where Benetière’s Dolium and the Guigal la Turque vineyard are located), this is a terraced site with much more iron rich decomposed micaschist, as well as granit. It is 100% destemmed, and aged entirely in new oak. In spite of the oak regimen, the wine has the stuffing to handle it. Again, this is reference point worthy, another exceptional example of the many facets of the Côte Rôtie hillside…….

“Deep, brilliant violet. Black and blue fruit, olive and exotic floral qualities on the highly perfumed, mineral-accented nose. Shows excellent clarity and energetic lift to the sweet cherry liqueur, cassis and spicecake flavors that slowly unfurl through the back half. Smoothly blends power and finesse and shows sharp definition and mineral cut on an impressively long, youthfully tannic finish.” 93 Josh Raynolds

94-96 Jeb Dunnuck