An image of Christophe Pichon Comtesse en Cote Blonde Cote Rotie 2011
Christophe Pichon Comtesse en Cote Blonde Cote Rotie 2011
Variety/style: Syrah
Country: France
Region: Rhone
Vintage: 2011
Size: 750 ML
Rating: IWC - 90
Product Code: 000034096
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The top Cote-Rotie of the domaine. Grown in the Cote Blonde, whose paler, more crumbly soils yield more delicate and earlier-drinking wines than its neighbor, the Cote Brune, this Syrah was aged 18 months in new oak. Already dazzling now, it will reward for the next 8-10 years.

Honey, smoky oak, and a slight spiciness in the nose — appealing even before the first sip! Concentrated, intense fruit on the palate — suggestions of citrus, pine, and chocolate. Bright, rich, fruity and perfectly balanced with a shot of chewy tannin and just enough acid to balance its richness. Powerful, yet elegant. Complex and shifting. A truly beautiful wine that’s full of delightful surprises.

Food pairing: Delicious to drink all by itself, but, if you must, try it with lamb; game; sausages; grilled or barbecued meat; pungent stews; pepper steak; dishes flavored with olives.