Paul Jaboulet Aine Cote-Rotie Domaine Des Pierrelles Rouge 2019

Paul Jaboulet Aine Cote-Rotie Domaine Des Pierrelles Rouge 2019

$129.00

Les Pierelles is always a sensual wine without any of the hectic oak and overbearing Viognier additions found in so many of the wines from this appellation. For this reason I rather like its gentle approach and civility, but in 2019 there is a little more tone and musculature beneath the couture facade. I tasted all six of these reds over a period of five days and this was the only wine to eventually wave the white flag and so I feel that in common with the delicious 2018 vintage it is not a 20-year wine, but one which we should enjoy in its youth-middle age.

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Les Pierelles is always a sensual wine without any of the hectic oak and overbearing Viognier additions found in so many of the wines from this appellation. For this reason I rather like its gentle approach and civility, but in 2019 there is a little more tone and musculature beneath the couture fa?ade. I tasted all six of these reds over a period of five days and this was the only wine to eventually wave the white flag and so I feel that in common with the delicious 2018 vintage it is not a 20-year wine, but one which we should enjoy in its youth-middle age. It is hard to decide which is the finer between the 2018 and 2019 vintages of Les Pierelles (I imagine the question on most collectors? lips is which should they buy) and I like the fact that they are evenly matched with this 2019 showing a little more juiciness and 2018 a little more spice. Either way, these are both mesmerising wines with immense appeal not only to aficionados but to those new to the region and this estate, too.

Brand Description: Paul Jaboulet Aine, crown jewel of the Rhone Valley and one of the most highly anticipated releases of the Rhone En Primeur campaign is finally here with another sensational vintage. Since taking over the estate as an oenologist in 2006, Caroline Frey?s meticulous care and attention to quality in the vineyard, aided by a steady shift to organics and biodynamics, has led the once-struggling estate to a tremendous return to form in recent years, spearheading a renaissance that has seen the return of world class winemaking and critical acclaim to one of the great estates of the Rhone Valley. The Frey family?s revival of the estate has culminated in two consecutive stellar vintages, 2018 and now 2019, a testament to its prowess and reputation.

Vintage: Based on early reviews, the 2019 vintage is set to put its recent predecessors, even the formidable 2018 vintage, in the shade. Matthew Jukes has found the flagship Hermitage La Chapelle 2019 to be quite literally off the scale at 20++ points out of 20, comparing it to the sensational 1990, one of the greatest vintages of all time. With great ageing potential and quality that potentially trumps the phenomenal 2018 vintage, Paul Jaboulet Aine 2019 promises to be a stunning addition to the cellars of fine wine lovers and collectors. 2019 is a paradoxical year of extremes with an abnormally hot and dry growing season by historical standards that started off with pockets of spring hail and frost. Fortunately, temperatures were not excessive and well-timed and beneficial rains in late August and early September freshened the vineyards and kept the acidity levels sound. Despite the hot and rain-bereft year, 2019 produced wines with real freshness and detail, and many producers achieved a perfect ripeness that adds aromatic complexity to the wines.

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