The 2019 Cote Rotie La Germine also sees a splash of Viognier (3%) and is vinified with 20% stems before aging 20 months in demi-muid and barrel (20% new). Classic red and black fruits, loamy soil, flowers, and olive tapenade notes all emerge from this beauty, and it's medium-bodied, with a round, supple, elegant texture, terrific overall balance, and enough structure to account for 15 years of prime drinking.

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