In 2017, low yields produced wines with lots of intensity. Their vibrant fruit adds 'crunchiness' and salinity. As always, the bouquet is guided by the Syrah and the clay soils. Tannins are there but they are nicely rounded. Even if it is designed for early-drinking, I like to drink my Côtes du Rhône after a few years' bottle age which is when it displays the resourcefulness you would expect of a true age-worthy wine. Blueberry, truffle, fennel and wild raspberry.
The 100% Syrah 2017 Côtes du Rhône offers lots of Syrah dark fruits, pepper, and earthy minerality as well medium-bodied richness, a fine thread of acidity, and terrific balance. It's not going to make old bones but is one delicious mouthful of a wine.