A new Cote Rotie from Clos de la Bonnette in 2019, sourced from a small parcel planted in the 1990’s close to their other Cote Rotie Prenelle.
“There are wines that simply grab you by the scruff of the neck and demand your attention and this is one of them. This isn't shouty, no no, his is much more subtle, insinuating and aromatically captivating. Grated ginger, ground pepper, raspberry and damson start the ball rolling on the fine fragrant nose, with undertones of forest floor and delicate spice. In the mouth the wine saturates the palate with beautifully fresh red fruits, ground spice, dark chocolate, herbs, underbrush and sappy damson. The tannic build is fine and gives grip, never heavy and supported by a lithe fresh acidity. You could drink this pretty much immediately, but with a bit of cellaring it's bound to get even better”- Lea & Sanderman