Peppery and meaty, with stewed plum flavors, this is much more muscular and tannic than Colombo's Côte-Rôtie, yet still lacks the spark seen in his top Cornas bottlings. A bit rustic and wild, but it doesn't seem to have the concentration of fruit to age long term. Drink–2012, with grilled beef.
Palm Bay International
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