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2019 Cote Rotie Francois Merlin Rhone  France Still wine

2019 Cote Rotie

Francois Merlin

4Average Score
flagRhone / France
Red

Given Merlin’s background working with Rostaing, his Côte-Rôtie is unsurprisingly excellent. The nose is dark and brooding with a typical black olive twist and earthy savouriness to complement the bramble fruit. The palate is full and rich, with layer upon layer of swarthy black cherry fruit and a raspberry juiciness to it. It’s intense and relatively closed at the moment, yet with incredible purity and a long, saline finish. Just 13.5% alcohol, it’ll be fascinating to watch this evolve in bottle.

FINE+RARE  (July 2021)

6x75cl-0 Immediate | 138 Marketplace£195.00
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