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2011 Eric Texier Cote-Rotie Vieilles Vignes
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2014

Bright purple.  Spicy blackberry and blueberry on the nose, with a lively floral note adding complexity.  Dense, sappy and sharply focused, offering spicy dark berry flavors with complicating hints of espresso and bitter chocolate.  Finishes with impressive power and cut, silky tannins and a sexy violet pastille quality.  Distinctly elegant and surprisingly approachable now, although I'd personally hold onto mine.

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