Domaine Bernard Levet “La Peroline” Cote Rotie 2018

$189.99

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100% Syrah, 60% from Chavaroche (1940s), 40% from Mollard, Côte brune, Côte Blonde (1978-80), whole bunch fermentation, 3 week vinification in 50 hl concrete vats, cap is immersed, twice daily pumping overs, held at 29°C aged 30% new, 70% used oak casks, barrels 24 months, egg white fined, unfiltered, called La Chavaroche in USA.

"Deep robe, black tints. The nose is careful, promising, an appealing sense of blackberry in it, a subdued tone of violets, local ID, licorice. The palate works well on suave content, is nicely composed, firm juice within. The tannins are the best of the three 2018s, polished, and bringing good feel and depth to the second half. This is a proper good traditional Côte-Rôtie, one that will entertain the Thinkers. It gives fine late fruit."

From 2027. 2048-50 June 2021 John Livingstone-Learmonth Drink Rhone