Côte Du Roussillon Lesquerde R.I (1.5 L)
Chapoutier’s 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde Rectificando Invenies (RI) is an extraordinary wine that’s possibly the finest dry red I’ve ever tasted from the Roussillon. Made from 100% Syrah grown in high-altitude, decomposed granite soils it will see 25 months in 60% demi-muids and 40% concrete tank. Inky colored and flirting with perfection, it exhibits classic granite-induced minerality to go with cassis, blackberry, raspberry, liquid rock, pepper and crushed violets. These come together perfectly on the palate where the wine is full-bodied, elegant and layered, with building, serious, yet incredibly polished tannin. This continued to open up in the glass and is an incredible Syrah that will stand up with the best from the Northern Rhone. It will benefit from 2-3 years in the cellar, and have 15 years or more of longevity.
WA / RP: 100