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Maison Les Alexandrins Côte-Rôtie Rouge - 2017

AOC Côte Rôtie

     

Avis

A solid négociant effort, the 2017 Côte Rôtie Maison Les Alexandrins offers mocha and black olive aromas and flavors, a ripe, supple—almost lush—texture and a long, vibrant finish. It should drink well for at least 6-7 years.

Concentrated and elegant, this is made from the Les Roziers vineyard in Côte-Rôtie, where schist soils give a flinty, rosehip edge to the wine. Fine-grained tannins accompany powerful and intense notes of liquorice and cassis, with some white pepper spice. This is silky, tender and finely worked - a brilliant example of what Côte-Rôtie can do, proving itself to be one of the most exciting appellations in France. It will be bottled towards the end of 2018 and I can’t wait to try it again in a few years.