Bernard Levet Cote Rotie "Les Journaries" 2020

Critical Acclaim: 96 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate; 96pts Jeb Dunnuck

Tasting Notes: "Again a prospective sample blended from several barrels, the 2020 Cote Rotie Les Journaries (labeled Maestria outside the United States) is a blend of fruit from La Landonne and Côte Brune. It's full-bodied, rich and tannic, even chewy, with plenty of concentration, yet it's also fresh and fruit-driven, with vibrant notes of purple raspberries and exotic spices. This should be terrific; it just needs a good 5+ years.  Drinking window 2028-2045."-Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2020 Côte Rôtie Les Journaries comes mostly from the Landonne lieu-dit (there’s a small part from Côte Rozier and Côte Blonde) and is not destemmed and is brought up in barrel. The estate looks for a touch more fruit and texture in this cuvée, and the 2020 will unquestionably be an outstanding wine. Rich, candied violets, crushed stone, espresso, and dark fruits all make an appearance, and it’s medium to full-bodied and structured. I’d be a buyer."- Jeb Dunnuck

 Varietal: Syrah

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