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2015 Côte-Rôtie

Lionel Faury

2015 Côte-Rôtie Lionel Faury - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant



We want what we can’t have. It’s a familiar adage, and it certainly holds true in the wine world. Certain wines, either because of price or scarcity or both, are simply out of reach for most of us. Côte-Rôtie, being a tiny appellation, has its share of these types of wines, but it also has Lionel Faury’s outrageously good 2015 Côte-Rôtie. It’s solid and flavorful without being heavy, with dark chewy fruit and intense minerality in equal measure. He co-ferments a bit of Viognier along with the Syrah and it adds a gorgeous floral element to the nose. It’s world class, and there’s enough for everyone to have a few bottles (or a case)! –Dustin Soiseth


  • Vintage 2015
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Appellation Côte Rôtie
  • Country France
  • Region Northern Rhône
  • Vineyard Planted between 1993 and 2008
  • Soil Schist, Clay
  • Winemaker Lionel Faury
  • Aging Aged for 18 months in oak demi-muids (600-L) and barrels (220-L), of which 30% are new
  • Farming Lutte Raisonnée
  • Alcohol 13%

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