Francois Villard "Le Gallet Blanc"
Côte Rôtie, Rhône, France
Dense, candied violet and smoky minerals. Intense, palate-staining black and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors are complicated by exotic spice and mineral notes that become stronger with air. Closes on a youthfully tannic note, showing outstanding delineation, impressive persistence and sweet dark berry notes that hang on tenaciously.