Côte Rôtie, Northern Rhône

Domaine Jamet

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2012

Another great btl of this vintage showing pure flavors of black cherry, red berry fruits with graphite, mineral, smoked meats, licorice, spice, olive, pepper & violets. — 5 days ago

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E. Guigal

La Mouline Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2004

Shay A
9.6

A bottle I contributed during a trip to Napa’s Premiere Napa Valley week. This was opened at Torc, alongside a ‘97 Leflaive Les Pucelles, ‘11 Leroy Blagny, ‘89 La Chappelle and two young Napa cabs from Simon Estate. La Mouline is always my favorite due to the amount of co-ferment with Viognier.

Deserving of a 1-2hr decant, this got about an hour open in bottle by the time we got to it. I opened the ‘04 La Turque just a few weeks prior, so I had a reference point to work with. Heady aromatics, as expected…dark potpurri, spice, mesquite and mocha. On the palate, the youthful bacon-fat of Cote Rotie was gone and had channeled the classical tangy barbecue profile alongside black olive, peppered red and black berry fruit, and smoked meat at the finish. Whereas the LaTurque was almost Burgundian in profile (elegant, light), this was somewhere in-between the “bigger” LaLandonne and LaTurque…big, but balanced, likely due to vintage. Aromatics and finish here were standouts. Open now with a quick decant or hold another few years.
— 32 minutes ago

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Beautiful line up!

M. Chapoutier

"La Mordorée" Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1990

Amazing wine. Well worth the wait to live the experience — 10 days ago

Rene Rostaing

Ampodium Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2016

David T
9.4

Straight up my wheel house for Old World Syrah.

It is called Cote-Rotie or translation roasted slope for a reason.

The nose has beautifully, lightly floral fruits that are; blackberries, dark cherries, plum, black raspberries, poached strawberries and hues of blueberries. Some black pepper, steeped black tea, hues of roasted chestnuts, sandalwood, some dry tobacco, used leather, red cola, dark, rich earth, dark, red, blue withering florals framed in amazing violets.

The body is smooth as silk. The fruits are ripe & juicy; blackberries, dark cherries, plums for days, black raspberries, poached strawberries and hues of blueberries. Some black pepper, shades of lightly, grilled meats, steeped black tea, hues of roasted chestnuts, sandalwood, some dry tobacco, crushed rock powder, river stone, dry top soil, used leather, red cola, dark, rich earth, dark, red, blue withering florals framed in a. amazing field of violets. Rainfall acidity, soft structure & tension, well balanced and an elegant, beautiful, lush finish. Damn beautiful wine.

Sofia & I walked the La Landonne vineyard with Pierre and tasted in the cellar w/ Rene & Pierre.

Excellent with both Tri-tip’s…rubbed & marinated.
— 18 days ago

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Shay A

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Still a wine on my list to try.

E. Guigal

La Turque Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2004

Shay A
9.5

Opened as part of a 2-day tasting with Alex Macdonald while he was in town. Day two was a small group of us with killer wines (2010 Chave Hermitage, mag of ‘02 Krug, Selosse Substance, 1996 Latour, 2003 Mouton, 1992 Dominus).

Quick one hour double decant to prep this beauty. While La Mouline is my favorite, La Turque still incorporates the co-ferment with Viognier. 93 Syrah/7 Viognier.

Beautiful translucent ruby in the glass. As I get with certain Cote Rotie wines (especially Guigal), barbecue and bacon fat can be overwhelming when young, but this has channeled a really balanced profile. Aromatic notes of smoked meat, cherry liqueur, and espresso. Beautifully rich yet elegant on the palate. Great nerve of acidity with a finish sporting plenty of tannin to carry this a while. Black peppered raspberries, black fruit on the palate with a little bacon and a hint of sweet/tangy barbecue sauce note (delicious). Enjoy now with a short decant or hold another 5yrs.
— 22 days ago

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Bernard Burgaud

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2000

Still tannin, cherries and acidity. When well with meatballs — 2 months ago

E. Guigal

Château d'Ampuis Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1999

A exploration of nine 1999 Cote Rotie - Syrahs and Shiraz on their 25th anniversary. The Guigal was ranked #2 by the group, and was my #3. great wine. — 6 days ago

Raul, Juan and 14 others liked this

Domaine Georges Vernay

Blonde du Seigneur Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2018

Jeremy Shanker
9.0

Steak au Poivre wine. Black pepper, sanguine, and olive deliciousness. — 6 days ago

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E. Guigal

Brune et Blonde de Guigal Côte-Rotie Syrah 2019

John Howard
9.2

Needs time to integrate but lovely. — 4 days ago

Scott@Mister, Doug and 9 others liked this

Michel & Stéphane Ogier (d'Ampuis)

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1999

Distinct bright lifted and slightly shrill viognier. Green notes and underlying black cherry and supple fruit. Good — a month ago

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Gregg G

Wines did not suck, cept for the Ampeau.