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.