Côte-Rôtie "Le Gallet Blanc"

2016

100% Syrah from Ampuis and Saint-Cyr, with an “emphasis on the schist areas from the Brune up towards Verenay” (Livingstone-Learmonth, Wines of the N. Rhone.) 88% whole cluster, macerated for 12 days in stainless steel and wood vats. Aged 18 months in 20% new, 80% 2 to 4-year-old oak barrels. 

94 points
"Opaque, bright-rimmed ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes black raspberry and boysenberry, incense, candied violet and smoky minerals. Intense, palate-staining black and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors are complicated by exotic spice and mineral notes that become stronger with air. Closes on a youthfully tannic note, showing outstanding delineation, impressive persistence and sweet dark berry notes that hang on tenaciously."
Josh Raynolds,
Vinous Media
93 points
"...features plummy fruit and roasted meat, swirled together in a medium to full-bodied wine that's already quite drinkable. Lush and creamy in texture, it picks up some brighter berry notes on the long, layered finish."
Joe Czerwinski,
Wine Advocate
93 points
"Lively and fresh, with racy red currant and savory notes streaming together, along with mouthwatering acidity that gives this good cut. Flashes of bitter plum, violet and white pepper streak through as well. The fruit darkens and fleshes out with air. Very solid. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2,308 cases made, 200 cases imported."
James Molesworth,
Wine Spectator

SKU/Code: 
DB3114-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Farming Type: 
Sustainable