TOB exclusive import: Dauvergne Ranvier Cote Rotie Face Sud 2015
"Ethereal, ripe, barrel aged lift, vanilla, meaty beef pan juices-type stock aromas, old school wine of thumping chomp and chew. Sensational at just 13% to have so much richness packed in. A hail storm of black pepper spice. Decadent yet stylish." 13% abv so medium-bodied but densely compact.
Drink now to 2035.
Rated 92-94 points by www.robertparker.com: "As to the reds the standout is the 2015 Côte-Rôtie Face Sud which is 100% Syrah aged all in barrel. It's easily the most concentrated and lengthy with seriously good aromas and flavours of liquid blackberries, crushed rocks, graphite and violets. It has first rate tannin quality and is certainly an outstanding wine."