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Côte-Rôtie, François Merlin - 2015

Item # 38420 750mL
$69.96/ Single Bottle
$839.52 $755.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

After Merlin's stint at Rostaing for 10 years, he set out on his own and today has a mere 4 ha of vines planted on the terraced slopes of the Northern Rhône Valley. This is our ideal find, an under-the-radar grower whose wines are largely a secret because they are made in such small quantities.


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