2017 XAVIER GERARD Cote Rotie La Landonne 75cl (Northern Rhone, France)
Style - Spicy
Grapes - 100% Syrah
Tasting - Brilliant blue pastille fruit with a dark blackberry jam lick. This has plushness and power a plenty. La Landonne's signature depth is on full display.
FYI: In the amazing run of vintages for Cote Rotie from 2015-2020 those from 2017 are perhaps a bit lost. It was warm and gave generous wines. A little more approachable now than the structured 15s or 18s.