There may very well be no Côte-Rôtie being made today that can match Bénetière in terms of focus, balance, and streamlined mineral elegance.
This is Syrah (with 5% Viognier) at its most nimble, piercing, and riveting. There's a density here, but also a lithe frame of jet-black minerals, floral notes, and dark fruits.
The 2011 Cordeloux boasts the vintage's clarity and harmony with a beautiful soil-inflected elegance. There's nuanced complexity of smoke, olives, flowers, and dark fruits all wrapped around a precise core.
Côte-Rôtie is famous for being the most elegant, Burgundy-like expression of Syrah on the planet. Bénetière's 2011 Cordeloux delivers in a very big way on that promise.
With only 2.5ha, it's rare that we find back-vintage Bénetière. These are the only bottles available in the country. Quantities are extremely limited. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best.
To order, reply to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
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