Should have listened to my gut. Way too early to open this. Had some diacetyl character that took an hour to blow off and was extremely primary at this age. Last glass was better and was starting to reveal notes besides just the brambly fruit but I feel I only got a slight glimpse at how epic this might be with some age. — a month ago
American geography ignoramus that I am, little did I know that the Northernmost tip of the Rhone- Cote Rotie- is the kissing cousin of Beaujolais. St. Amour is more midpoint, but has that great granite terroir which makes this long standing Cru Bojo (& under 20$) a perennial fave. It’s that mineral tautness I love. — 2 days ago
Huge wine but couldn’t meet the high expectations. A little to elegant and not showing the attractive elements of Syrah. — 21 days ago
I’m having a hard time evaluating this wine as it was closed upon opening. An hour splash decant filled the room with violet, pepper, iron and earth, but the palate was muted. The next day showed more, but didn’t feel like the wine was ready to reveal its secrets. All the elements of good quality Cote Rotie are present, and perhaps with a little more time, will blossom. — a month ago
Tastes much more classic in style than other vintages.
Nose is a dense florality. Not over the top. Some lovely minerals.
Palate is sweet green apples. Very elegant.
Bought from fass selections. — 21 days ago