Cote Rotie Lieu dit Bonniviere 2015 Cuilleron
€ 54,39 (in. BTW)
The 2015 Côte Rôtie Lieu Dit Bonnivieres comes from a higher elevation parcel in the Côte Brune side of the appellation, and sees the standard fermentation and aging in barrel. Perfumed, lifted and slightly volatile, with lots of blueberry and raspberry fruits, flowers and incense aromatics, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, good purity of fruit and sweet tannin. The elevated volatile acidity gives me pause, but I suspect it will show better from bottle.
Winespectator / James Suckling (91)
Very ripe, dark poached plum and plum paste with dark chocolate and wild herbs, star anise and clove. The savory complexity is impressive. The palate runs the same. Cedary and sappy oak has a big impact, red plums are tightly coiled, tannins assertive. Powerful wine that needs time.