Friday, 11 April 2014

2010 Côte-Rôtie Améthyste, Vignobles Levet

A bottle a day, keeps the doctor away.
Or so I hoped. Earlier this week I opened three bottles over three days and I felt during those days that a cold was on its way.
Wine apparently didn´t work as a preventive drug....now I´m sitting here with a running nose, coughing.
At least I can enjoy the memories, and wait for the returning health, when something (hopefully) great is going to be opened...

First up:
2010 Côte-Rôtie Améthyste, Vignobles Levet
Aaaah, a gorgeously, young, firm nose full of ripe blueberries, minced meat, violets, asphalt, bay leaves and crushed white pepper. Very fine. Some gasoline notes after a while alongside dried flowers. Very young but showing of fine none the less.
The taste is young, fresh and juicy with lots of sweet blueberries, crowberries and lingonberries with additional notes of white pepper, rubber, asphalt and hyacinth. A medium bodied structure with a fine finish with some warmth. The end of the finish trails of a bit to fast. This is on the young side of things, give it 2-4 years and I´m sure it will be even better. Very, very good.
90p   (tasted 2014/04)


4 comments:

  1. What about TWO bottles per day...? :-)

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    1. Should have thought about that....:-)

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  2. Is not about the volume you drink against the cold...is about the type of wine....
    The only one who really help is young Barolo......full of life and fruits, good tannins
    As food ?
    Carne cruda with arugula, fresh lemon juice, shaved grana padano, black pepper, and pure Tuscan EXTRA-VIRGIN olive oil .
    Hope you get better soon !!

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    1. :-) I will have that in mind for the next time - thanks!
      And carne cruda - loving it!

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