|Rhône||2017||Côte Rôtie, Xavier Gerard New||BT||0 \ 6||6||380.00||12||6||42.222221333333||93.00||93.00||Cote Rotie, Gerard, Xavier||0.75||10|
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Opaque ruby. Smoke-accented dark berry, cherry liqueur and cured meat scents show excellent clarity and a suave floral topnote. Concentrated yet lively blackberry, cherry and spicecake flavors take on violet and olive nuances with air. Finishes with strong, spice-tinged persistence, mounting tannins and a faint touch of smoked meat. 2025 - 2033
Black cherry, and soaring raspberry perfume. This is medium-bodied, very fresh and lively for the vintage despite fairly low acidity. It has perfect balance, so easy and fresh. Between 25% and 50% stems depending on the barrel, two-year élévage
Cask sample. Tasted blind. Reductive, rubbery nose. However, the palate has excellent black-cherry fruit ripeness with a touch of bitter herbal complexity to finish. Grainy, rough tannins. Needs time.