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2008 Tardieu-Laurent Guy Louis Cotes du Rhone Blanc
Michel Tardieu’s negociant take on the Rhone is stylish and well-executed, and this mix of Marsanne from 50-year-old vines plus Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Viognier, aged in new and one-year barrels, far exceeds its humble appellation. Whether it’s your cup of tea is a question of style. Robust lemon oil, chive, blanched hazelnut and a dry hay character. Precise and mineral-driven on the palate, with a woody presence and great focus.

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Jon Bonne, April 4, 2010
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