Domaine B. Burgaud 2017 – Cote Rotie

Domaine B. Burgaud 2017 – Cote Rotie

The nose is fruity, elegant, racy and offers a very beautiful finesse of the grain. It reveals notes of fleshy black cherry, violet, small notes of Boysen berry associated with a fine touch of small wild ripe berries as well as fine hints thyme, Sichuan pepper, spices and a very discreet hint of badiane. The…

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Domaine E. Guigal, Château D’ampuis, Côte Rôtie 2013 – Vallée du Rhône – Côte Rôtie

Domaine E. Guigal, Château D’ampuis, Côte Rôtie 2013 – Vallée du Rhône – Côte Rôtie

2013 was a very rustic, austere, structured vintage and it’s extremely apparent in the wines that are bolder and more structured than their regular form. Even so, Château d’Ampuis is always a treat for me. The unique and original expression with such concentration is not to be missed as it may not be back. It’s…

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M. Chapoutier – Quatuor 2015 – Côte-Rôtie

M. Chapoutier – Quatuor 2015 – Côte-Rôtie

The nose is fruity, mineral, elegant, racy and offers a beautiful definition, a beautiful fineness of the grain as well as a beautiful balance between power, finesse and richness. It reveals notes of elderberries, ripe/cooked cassis, ripe redcurrants and small notes of fleshy raspberry combined with small touches of licorice, rosemary, thyme, oleander flowers as…

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Yves Cuilleron – Terres Sombres – Côte-Rôtie 2011

Yves Cuilleron – Terres Sombres – Côte-Rôtie 2011

The nose is rich, deep and complex. This wine shows notes of black fruit (especially blackcurrant and black cherry) combined with notes of violet, tobacco, licorice, spices and roasting. Ample delicate mouth deep and rich, fresh and elegant. A good structure in the mouth. The tannins are well integrated and velvety.

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M & S Ogier D’Ampuis – Réserve du Domaine – Côte-Rôtie 2011

M & S Ogier D’Ampuis – Réserve du Domaine – Côte-Rôtie 2011

An elegant wine that is marked by spicy (sweet spices, pepper … ). It also expresses pretty fruity notes including red fruit (red cherry, raspberry) with, but slightly more, some black fruits. The palate is fresh, fine and well-built.

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