Côte Rôtie, Northern Rhône

E. Guigal

La Landonne Côte-Rotie Syrah 1997

Absolutely stunning, with aromas leaping from the glass. You can smell it just being nearby. It’s ultra intense aromatics of smoked meats, campfire smoke, black licorice and both black and red fruit couldn’t be more assertive. Hard to put this one down.

It’s flavors expand on the palate showing superb richness and a searing intensity, and they detonate like little tiny grenades. There is a supreme elegance to this wine that provides impeccable balance and a sensuality to complement its rich and robust flavors. Finishes exceptionally long with soft caressing tannins. A well stored bottle has much life left indeed. Fantastic showing, especially for what can be considered an unheralded vintage for the Northern Rhône. No problem for the La La’s 💥
— 10 days ago

Severn, Shay and 5 others liked this

Tardieu-Laurent

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2001

Dark purple tawny. Killer nose. Notes of smoked meats, black cherry, white pepper and exotic spices, some anise and some course gravel. Silky in the mouth. Long finish. A poor man’s La La. — 21 days ago

Ron, LM and 20 others liked this

Domaine de Bonserine

La Sarrasine Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2018

Already very balanced although still young. Association of Power and Finesse The fruit is still marked with well-melted light notes of oak. Deep concentrated notes of smoked ham, primary peppery and violette notes. Classic style. Beautiful gourmandise that will gain in wisdom with several years of cellar. 😋

Déjà très équilibré bien qu’encore jeune. Association de la puissance à la finesse. Le fruit est encore marqué soutenu par des notes d’élevages déjà bien fondues. Notes concentrée lardées fumées, notes primaires poivrées. Style classique. Belle gourmandise qui gagnera en sagesse avec plusieurs années de cave.
— 25 days ago

Ira, Andrew and 19 others liked this

Domaine Christophe Pichon

Promesse Côte-Rôtie Syrah Blend 2015

Punchy and satisfying. Better on night one. Straightforward and polished Rotie elements, good ripeness and acidity, but aromas are basic. — 10 days ago

Aravind, Peter and 19 others liked this

Domaine Jean Michel Stéphan

So'Brune Côte-Rôtie Viognier Syrah 2015

Very youthful, floral & finessed showing good balance with notes of dark cherry & berry fruits lots of spice, mineral, olive & violet — 15 days ago

Aravind, Ira and 7 others liked this

E. Guigal

La Turque Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1998

Wow. Dark purple body with slight brown edge. Rhubarb, dark cherry, Asian spice, berries, leather, dried sweet tomatoes. Soft, silky and long finish. Beautiful. — 20 days ago

LM, Eddie and 14 others liked this

Domaine Jamet

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2013

Very approachable. — 2 days ago

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John, Ira and 12 others liked this

Rene Rostaing

Ampodium Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2014

Still looking for balance
Explosion of freshness and flavour
Long and elegant
I reckon it needs time, but honestly this one is a guess.
I find the evolution of the wines from Northern Rhone still hard to read sometimes especially when they are at this stage.
I would love to taste this wine in 10 years and see where it goes
— 18 days ago

Bob, Severn and 12 others liked this

Xavier Gerard

Côte - Rotie 2015

Youthful with good structure & balance. Enjoyed its dark jammy, inky fruits that had a polished & elegant feel. Just needs a few more years. — 4 days ago

Lyle, Alex and 7 others liked this
Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

good young producer. Good prices.

François Villard

Le Gallet Blanc Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2018

Dan R
9.4

I love this feminine expression of Syrah, this one is still youthful but already approachable , with berry fruit, lavender, gun flint and iodine on the palate, a crunchy, mineral finish on a firm-but-not-rigid frame. Beautiful wine with a decade of evolution in front of it. Not sure it has the extract to go the long term, but who cares when it tastes this good now… — 23 days ago

Anthony, Ira and 7 others liked this