Leading off the 2019s, the Côtes Du Rhône Equivoque comes from vines bordering Côte Rôtie. Another gem of a wine, it offers ripe berry fruit, lots of pepper and floral notes, a round, medium to full bodied mouthfeel, and a great finish. It shows the ripeness of the vintage, but it’s balanced and already hard to resist.
Slightly stubborn on the nose, with smoky blackberry fruit and a little bacon fat with some reduction. The palate is sweet, ripe with damson fruit, layered against woody herbs. Succulent and muscular, perhaps a little too rich at the moment though I expect it will get there. (TP)
Drink 2024 – 2032