Côte Rôtie, Northern Rhône

M. Chapoutier

"La Mordorée" Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1991

Beautiful. Sour cherry, damson, soft resolved oak. Some tangy green notes with a lovely haunting depth of fruit. Bacon and black cherry. Not too ripe, rich or anything but very, very balanced. Great stuff. Long and vivid and memorable. — 2 days ago

Keith, Severn and 5 others liked this

Domaine Jamet

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2012

Still very young but showing the classic Jamet personality with notes of dark cherry & berry fruits, smoked meat, black pepper, olive, licorice spice & violets. Needs a few more years but should be a great vintage for Jamet. — 16 days ago

Severn, Ryan and 12 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Les Bécasses Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2011

WOTN! So fresh and elegant! Amazing! — 4 days ago

Jeroen WagemansKen MaesAmanda Danger Lundberg
with Jeroen, Ken and 1 other
Amanda, Keith and 11 others liked this

E. Guigal

La Landonne Côte-Rotie Syrah 1997

Tawny and almost opaque. Masculine heavy nose. Notes of black fruit, earth and iron. Rich and silky. Needed 4+ hours of air to open up. Light finish maybe representative of the vintage. Pretty good. No need to hurry on these. — 10 days ago

Alex, Severn and 8 others liked this

Bernard Burgaud

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2015

Deep purple with medium intensity, developing aromas of grilled meat, smoke, blackberry, black pepper, mint, tar and forest floor. Dry, medium (+) acidity, medium tannins, medium (+) body, medium alcohol (13.5%).
Well-integrated flavors of blackberry, black plum, tar, mint, forest floor, black olive. Medium (+) finish. Very good quality - drink now but has potential for aging. Very approachable.
— 18 days ago

Julia, Paul and 2 others liked this

Bernard Levet

La Chavaroche Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2012

Savory & floral with notes of black cherry, pepper, meat, crushed rock, earth & violet. — 14 days ago

Darren, Ira and 10 others liked this

E. Guigal

La Turque Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2002

The 2002 Guigal ‘La Turque’ is the finest Rhône wine that I have sampled from this challenging vintage. Flowering issues and problems obtaining phenolic ripeness plagued the N. Rhône in 2002 but the ‘La Turque’ was not lacking in richness. Black cherry, wild blackberry and huckleberry flavors connected with shades of iron and wet stone on the palate. Fresh and vibrant, this beautiful wine is drinking brilliantly now. Drink 2019-2029- 92 — 15 days ago

Shay, Hugh and 15 others liked this

Michel & Stéphane Ogier (d'Ampuis)

Cuvée la Belle Hélène Côte Rôtie Syrah 2001

This had lots of black cherry, raspberry, meat, cola, licorice & floral spice. — 10 days ago

"Odedi", Ryan and 7 others liked this

Domaine Chambeyon

La Chavarine Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2013

Lyle Fass

No formal notes. Out to dinner. Lovely and bright. — 3 days ago

Jonathan, Amr and 2 others liked this

Michel & Stéphane Ogier (d'Ampuis)

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2011

Connectedness is great - earthy and leather front palate leads into high minerality & acidity and then finishes up with nice red fruit and white pepper. Great after an hour of decanting, but don’t wait too long as acid starts to dominate. — 5 days ago