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Producer: Maryline Et Christophe Billon, Article: The Northern Rhône: 2017 and 2018

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2018 Maryline Et Christophe Billon Cote Rotie Les Elotins

Including 3% Viognier, Billon's 2018 Côte Rôtie Les Elotins is the entry level cuvée of the estate and offers a meaty, black-fruited style that carries medium to full-bodied richness, plenty of tannins, and notes of chocolate, crushed rocks, ground herbs, and pepper. Give bottles 2-3 years of bottle age.

  $60 1

Including 3% Viognier, Billon's 2018 Côte Rôtie Les Elotins is the entry level cuvée of the estate and offers a meaty, black-fruited style that carries medium to full-bodied richness, plenty of tannins, and notes of chocolate, crushed rocks, ground herbs, and pepper. Give bottles 2-3 years of bottle age.

2018 Maryline Et Christophe Billon Cote Rotie La Brocarde

Also with 3% Viognier, the 2018 Côte Rôtie La Brocarde comes from the La Brocarde lieu-dit, which is located in the northern Côte Brune side of the appellation. Its deep purple hue gives way to a rocking Côte Rôtie that has tons of deep blue and black fruits, graphite, crushed rocks, and charred meat-like aromas and flavors. Rich, powerful, and concentrated, it's a bruiser of a Côte Rôtie with fine tannins, terrific purity, and a great finish. It's going to require 4-5 years of bottle age to shed some baby fat, but it's a beauty.

  $90 1

Also with 3% Viognier, the 2018 Côte Rôtie La Brocarde comes from the La Brocarde lieu-dit, which is located in the northern Côte Brune side of the appellation. Its deep purple hue gives way to a rocking Côte Rôtie that has tons of deep blue and black fruits, graphite, crushed rocks, and charred meat-like aromas and flavors. Rich, powerful, and concentrated, it's a bruiser of a Côte Rôtie with fine tannins, terrific purity, and a great finish. It's going to require 4-5 years of bottle age to shed some baby fat, but it's a beauty.

2018 Maryline Et Christophe Billon Cote Rotie Cote-Rozier

Made from 100% Syrah and from a terrific terroir in the northern part of the appellation, the 2018 Côte Rôtie Côte-Rozier will spend a full 26 months in 50% new French oak. It offers a more complex, nuanced vibe, with lots of black raspberries, spice, new leather, and dried flower aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, with a great mid-palate, integrated oak, and a seamless texture, it's another brilliant wine from this estate.

  $90 1

Made from 100% Syrah and from a terrific terroir in the northern part of the appellation, the 2018 Côte Rôtie Côte-Rozier will spend a full 26 months in 50% new French oak. It offers a more complex, nuanced vibe, with lots of black raspberries, spice, new leather, and dried flower aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, with a great mid-palate, integrated oak, and a seamless texture, it's another brilliant wine from this estate.

2017 Maryline Et Christophe Billon Cote Rotie Les Elotins

While the entry level cuvée, the 2017 Côte Rôtie Les Elotins is a powerhouse of a Côte Rôtie that knocks it out of the park. Offering a deep purple color as well as a blockbuster nose of black fruits, charred meats, graphite, and chocolate, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a dense, powerful mid-palate, and a great finish. It's not for those looking for ethereal, nuanced Côte Rôtie, but it's nevertheless a brilliant wine. This cuvée incorporates 3% Viognier and spent 22 months in once- and twice-used barrels.

  $55 1

While the entry level cuvée, the 2017 Côte Rôtie Les Elotins is a powerhouse of a Côte Rôtie that knocks it out of the park. Offering a deep purple color as well as a blockbuster nose of black fruits, charred meats, graphite, and chocolate, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a dense, powerful mid-palate, and a great finish. It's not for those looking for ethereal, nuanced Côte Rôtie, but it's nevertheless a brilliant wine. This cuvée incorporates 3% Viognier and spent 22 months in once- and twice-used barrels.

2017 Maryline Et Christophe Billon Cote Rotie Cote-Rozier

Brought up in 50% new French oak, the 2017 Côte Rôtie Côte-Rozier shows the house style and is another rich, concentrated, blockbuster effort that's going to require bottle age. Lots of black fruits, scorched earth, graphite, and liquid violet notes all give way to a full-bodied Côte Rôtie that has lots of minerality, background oak, ripe yet certainly present tannins, and a great finish. Give bottles 4-5 years.

  $90 1

Brought up in 50% new French oak, the 2017 Côte Rôtie Côte-Rozier shows the house style and is another rich, concentrated, blockbuster effort that's going to require bottle age. Lots of black fruits, scorched earth, graphite, and liquid violet notes all give way to a full-bodied Côte Rôtie that has lots of minerality, background oak, ripe yet certainly present tannins, and a great finish. Give bottles 4-5 years.

2017 Maryline Et Christophe Billon Cote Rotie La Brocarde

Including 3% Viognier, the 2017 Côte Rôtie La Brocarde was destemmed and brought up all in new French oak. As with the Côte Rozier release, it brings the power and offers a rich, full-throttle bouquet of black fruits, chocolate, Asian spices, violets, and spring flowers. With obvious minerality, full-bodied richness, and a big mid-palate, it stays beautifully balanced and textured. It's drinkable today yet will be better in 3-5 years and have two decades or more of longevity.

  $90 1

Including 3% Viognier, the 2017 Côte Rôtie La Brocarde was destemmed and brought up all in new French oak. As with the Côte Rozier release, it brings the power and offers a rich, full-throttle bouquet of black fruits, chocolate, Asian spices, violets, and spring flowers. With obvious minerality, full-bodied richness, and a big mid-palate, it stays beautifully balanced and textured. It's drinkable today yet will be better in 3-5 years and have two decades or more of longevity.