Garon 2010 Cote-Rotie Les Triotes
From primarily "shiste blonde" with some granite in the parcels of Triottes, Combard, and Lancement, on mid and upper slopes in the Côte Blonde. A very small percentage of new oak in 2010 with mostly older barrels. A well-structured wine featuring kirsch and blackberry fruits, especially from Combard, which will drink well soon and cellar well for at least twenty years. This from Livingston-Learmonth in DrinkRhone; "Good, thorough red robe. The nose shows blackberry fruit, comes with various layers of depth, the fruit mulled, and mixing up red fruits and vanilla as well, touches of black raisin and white pepper: all in all, an interesting start. This is good, still close-knit wine: it has a smoky outer casing, with good gusto in its red stone fruits, then charcoal from its oak towards the finish. There is a plum fruit, Pinot influence. It has just opened enough to show a sexy promise. The length is fresh, there is plenty of crackle in the wine, and it ends on tang, smoke. Lots of pleasure to come – it will drink well around 2015-16." This is a sensational value in Côte-Rotie from this superb vintage.