This elegant wine is almost gold in color, with delectable flavors of honey and pear. The wine is medium-bodied but exquisitely balanced. It is subtly complex and suprisingly versatile. An amazing value.
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Bright ruby-red. Raspberry, blackberry and Asian spices on the exotically perfumed nose. Sappy, palate-staining red fruit flavors show superb depth and a building spice character. A lively jolt of minerality adds lift to the finish, which features notes of bitter herbs and red berry liqueur. This wine unfurls slowly and should be stashed away to age for at least another five years.
100% Serine (Syrah) Soil : Schistes Aged for 15 months in new oak (70%) and one-year old barrels (30%) With this Cote Rotie 2009 coming, it looks like the 2007 is back ! How similar ! We find everything we like in a Côte Rôtie : freshness, balance, serine’s relief, the deep and complex aromas which allies finesse and purity of the fruit. The strength and the terroir are easy to understand, simply because it is obviously nice. The colour (blood) is characteristic, the tannins are feminine, the structure is not « over-weighted », the aromas are so easy to identify on a blind. When you taste a great Côte-Rôtie, just think about the work achieved over the centuries to organize this crazy slope. Think about those who tried to control the speed of the water (which tends to destroy the slope by running down). Think about all the stones removed from the fields to build the « chaillées ». The beauty of this place comes from a long and hard work. Just taste this place. Cheminee soot, bacon, violet, graphite, cold ash, ancient roses. Bottled without filtration. - Winery ** Only 8 in Stock **
Opaque ruby. Hypnotic bouquet of red and dark berry preserves, incense and lavender, with intense star anise and mineral qualities adding vivacity. Deep, energetic and pure, with outstanding focus to its spice- and floral-accented raspberry and mulberry flavors. Tannins build slowly on the finish, which hangs on with noteworthy tenacity and sweetness.
From yellow clay and Jurassic limestone, the 2009 Gigondas Le Claux is aged in the same manner as the Hominis Fides. This deep ruby/purple-tinged 2009 possesses excellent concentration, but its astringency and elevated tannins may present a problem with the wine’s equilibrium in 4–5 years. I will have a better view of this wine once it is in bottle. As I have written previously, there is no more passionate and talented proprietor than Louis Barruol.
Very intense, showing terrific cut thanks to racy, thoroughly embedded acidity that drives through the massive core of roasted plum, fig, black currant and sage flavors. The finish lets mesquite and black tea notes weave in, without losing any drive. Seriously packed for the cellar. Best from 2012 through 2023.
One wine that showed no evidence of hail damage whatsoever, and was a great success for Barruol is the 2009 Gigondas Hominis Fides, which comes from sandy and limestone soils. This wine has an opaque purple color and a sweet nose of blueberries and blackberries intermixed with graphite, truffle and white flowers. The wine has terrific fruit, beautiful density and texture, and a long finish.
This rich red displays lovely detail, as chestnut, tobacco and sage notes are inlaid in the core of dark plum, braised fig and macerated blackberry fruit. The long, smoldering finish has superb acidity, with mouthwatering mesquite and licorice snap notes that really stretch it out. Drink now through 2022.
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