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2016 B. Levet Cote-Rotie La Chavaroche 

I should be letting these sleep for at least 4 years, but I (smartly) went deep on this.  Even at the $80 tariff, this continues to be among the greatest values in top-flight red wine. And, along with the more-than-double-y expensive Jamet, it continues to be the most obvious example of what makes Cote-Rotie different from the rest of the northern Rhone. This is all violets, violet pastilles, lavender colored fruits, bacon, green olives, and underneath it all, blue-purple serine fruit. Still tightly wound up, this is pleasurable now, but I think 4 years will do wonders. Even just 3.  (The 2013 is great now.). Anyway, a joy. 93+ with proper time (about 92.5 now)

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