Louis Barruol Cote Rotie La Boisselee 2014
For those who know northern Rhônes, this could only be from Côte Rôtie—not Hermitage, not Saint Joseph, Cornas, or Crozes. The moment the bouquet rises from the glass, you are in the extreme northern part of the Rhône Valley, on the way to Burgundy. I am struck by the incredible blend of Burgundian and Rhône characteristics. They express themselves in each sniff, each taste.
Nearly forty years of doing business in France and Italy have given Kermit Lynch a level of expertise that few in the wine industry can boast. Countless hours with growers in some of the most famous vineyards and cellars of Europe have offered more than just a casual look at what it takes to be a great grower, let alone a great winemaker. Kermit Lynch was the first to champion the benefits of unfined and unfiltered wines, long before they had become fashionable.