Lastly, the 2018 Cote Rotie Chateau D'Ampuis is going to flirt with perfection and is about as classic Cote Rotie as they come. Lots of cassis, graphite, spring flowers, vanilla, and game notes all give way to a full-bodied Cote Rotie that's flawlessly balanced, has silky tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. This will be another stunning vintage for this wine that readers can find for a fraction of the cost of the top La Las. It's worth the money.

Jeb Dunnuck - Jeb Dunnuck ((97-100))