Also with 3% Viognier, the 2018 Côte Rôtie La Brocarde comes from the La Brocarde lieu-dit, which is located in the northern Côte Brune side of the appellation. Its deep purple hue gives way to a rocking Côte Rôtie that has tons of deep blue and black fruits, graphite, crushed rocks, and charred meat-like aromas and flavors. Rich, powerful, and concentrated, it's a bruiser of a Côte Rôtie with fine tannins, terrific purity, and a great finish. It's going to require 4-5 years of bottle age to shed some baby fat, but it's a beauty.

94-97 points | Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

La Brocarde is a locality of the appellation located in Côte-Brune. The classic steep hillside of La Brocarde is composed of clay and iron oxide along with granite, mica, schist rock and limestone soils giving this wine a dark and tannic profile. A blend of Syrah (97%) and Viognier (3%), La Brocarde undergoes fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks before going into new french barriques for 26 months. Only 200 dozen bottles produced.

(BI3518)

Grape Variety Syrah / Shiraz (97%) & Viognier (3%)
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Christophe Billon
SKU BI3518