1988 Dervieux-Thaize Côte-Rôtie La Garde Côte Blonde Côte-Rôtie Wine Tasting Note

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1988 Dervieux-Thaize La Garde Côte Blonde  (Côte-Rôtie) 80

Well past its prime, the remaining crisp, piquant, pepper, earthy fruits have dropped most of their sweetness, replacing its youth with a tart, taught character. Better on the nose, with its flowers, pepper and spicy, very bright red berry character, this is not a wine to hold. If you have a bottle, drink up.

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