Xavier Gérard – Josh Raynolds (Vinous)

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2018 Xavier Gérard Saint-Joseph Le Blanchard

Deep, youthful violet. Pungent, expansive aromas of ripe black and blue fruits take on spice and floral accents with air. Broad and fleshy yet lively as well, offering bitter cherry, cassis, cracked pepper and violet pastille flavors and a touch of smokiness. Finishes very long and spicy, with repeating florality and mounting tannins.

2023 – 2029
Apr 2020

2017 Xavier Gérard Condrieu Côte Chatillon

Pale, green-hued yellow. Powerful aromas of ripe citrus and orchard fruits, ginger and violet are complemented by suggestions of honey and white pepper. Juicy and seamless on the palate, offering fresh pear and Meyer lemon flavors that show impressive depth and minerally drive. The citrus fruit and floral notes repeat on the pliant finish, which hangs on with strong, floral-driven tenacity.

2021 – 2026
May 2020

2017 Xavier Gérard Côte-Rôtie

Opaque ruby. Smoke-accented dark berry, cherry liqueur and cured meat scents show excellent clarity and a suave floral topnote. Concentrated yet lively blackberry, cherry and spicecake flavors take on violet and olive nuances with air. Finishes with strong, spice-tinged persistence, mounting tannins and a faint touch of smoked meat.

2025 – 2033
Apr 2020

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