Marie-Claude Lafoy et Vincent Gasse 1993 Cote-Rotie ($24.99)
Clear dark ruby with an amber glint. Delicious aromas, a waft of fragrant black pepper followed by plummy fruit, a hint of cinnamon, and the pleasant "grilled-meat" character of Cote-Rotie, over a sturdy structure of lemon-squirt acidity and fully resolved tannins. Excellent wine, seems mature, but there's no hurry to drink it. US Importer: Weygandt-Metzler, Unionville, Pa. (Jan 5, 2002)
FOOD MATCH: FOOD MATCH: Perfect with a simple butterflied chicken roasted at high temperature.
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