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2008 Delas Freres Cote-Rotie Seigneur de Maugiron

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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2011

($78) Deep red. Youthful aromas of dark berry and cherry skin, licorice, bitter chocolate and herbs, enhanced by a hint of vanilla. Juicy and fresh but also velvety and ripe, with fleshy cherry and blackcurrant flavors supported by a firm spine of acidity. Tannins build with air and carry through a smooth, slightly warm finish. I'd have liked more energy. All of Delas' La Landonne fruit went into this wine.

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