Hand sold by my favorite local wine store employee. (David, the French wine buyer at Woodland Hills Wine Company.) He knows I am a Jamet / Levet styled Cote-Rotie lover and told me to give this a try @ $47/bottle.
This is a small and, I believe, newer producer.
Best after 1 1/2 hour decant. Campfire, scorched earth, deep purple fruits, bacon and minerality on the nose and palate. Fuller bodied palate just screams of bacon and campfire maybe as the primary flavors, but with deeply purple fruits, dry charred marshmallow, and limestone present as well. Long, long finish with lots of medium to medium-fine grained tannins. This wine is only lacking a little acidity and a little nuance of brightness and it would be a world-class wine. As it is, no one would pick it out as anything other than Cote-Rotie if tasted on it blind. This would be an exceptional pairing for any roasted or braised earthy red meat dish. Delicious now, may improve for 4 or 5 years and should be good through 2028, if not beyond. 92