2016 jean-michel gerin, cote rotie, champin le seigneur
Why We're Buying
Smokiness, violets, and dark red fruit combine to make Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin Champin le Seigneur one of the most investment-worthy wines from the estate. It's a product of precise winemaking and 18 months of barrel aging. The blend of 90% syrah and 10% viognier offers investors a cellaring window of 10+ years.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Marked by sappy, resiny notes of oak (this cuvée spends 20-22 months in barrel, half of them new), the 2016 Cote Rotie Champin le Seigneur also boasts hints of baking spices and cedar. There's a bit of raspberry and olive fruit, but this open-knit offering is undeniably on the woody side.