Boutinot Les Coteaux Cotes du Rhone Villages 2014
The wine has a good lineage, with the 2009 being included in Wine Spectator’s ‘100 Outstanding Values’ list (Dec/Jan 2013 issue).
This is a clear but dark ruby colour. Subtle fruit on the nose, on the palate the notes of plums and redcurrants are crisp and clear. Threads of rose and star anise weave lightly through this long and lean wine. The acid structure is refined, matched by its silky smooth tannins. Pure, long and flavoursome, this is a nice little wine.