Côte-Rôtie produces some of the finest red wines in the Rhône and Christophe’s 2013 is a sublime example at a very good price. It is made from 50 year old vines, hand harvested and aged in largely new oak barrels for 13 months. As is traditional in the appellation he adds a dash of the Viognier to the Syrah to add aromatics and finesse. This deep, rich, complex wine will age beautifully. Drink 2017 – 2026.