What the Critics say
'Brilliant stuff, Billon's 2016 Côte Rôtie Les Elotins is a blend of 97% Syrah and 3% Viognier that spent 22 months in once- and twice-used barrels. Deep, rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, it has more depth and richness than most in this classic, charming vintage. Saturated purple-colored, with terrific notes of cassis, blackberries, scorched earth, violets, and graphite, it hits the palate with a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, good acidity, and present yet sweet tannins, all of which give it a classic feel. Drink this balanced, layered 2016 any time over the coming 10-15 years. Drink: 2019-2034'
A classic blend of Syrah (95%) and Viogner (5%) from different plots of the Billon’s Cote Rotie holdings. from vines averaging 30 years of age grown on shale. 100% Hand picked, the grapes are vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with twice daily punch downs. The finished wine is matured in 1-2 yr old French oak for 24 months.
|Grape Variety||Syrah / Shiraz|