Côte Rôtie, Northern Rhône

Patrick Jasmin

Domaine Jasmin Cuvee Olea Cote-Rotie Syrah Viognier 2015

Lyle Fass
9.8

@Delectable Wine new cuvee called “Olea.” This is the best casks of Jasmin’s Côte Rotie. 95% Syrah, 5% Viognier. Nose is a bit closed right now with some wood but it blows off and gets insane in 10/15 minutes. This gets a new barrel treatment with a blend of Hungarian and French oak. But under that is dazzling blackberry, raspberry, even cassis and serious granite and rocks. Mint and spice and such a deep minerality and all accented by some sweet oak. Oak is integrating more and more with air. Nose gets almost dizzying. So perfumed. Smokey and meaty with also some gorgeous florals. Impossibly complex. Palate is stunning and this sucker is built to age. Really built to age with unreal depth of fruit and such amazing freshness. Wow. This is so refined and elegant. Amazing fruit purity. More black than red. So so long. This is incredible. To be this massive and so refined is quite a feat. The finish is endless and the freshness is something else. Wow. So so long. Insane concentration never heavy. Almost perfect but surely will be with age. — 9 days ago

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Oooh, this looks spectacular!
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2015. Impossible to get.

Marie et Pierre Bénetière

Cordeloux Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2009

In a really window right now with the dark fruit rounding out with the tannins being well integrated. Good smoky flavors with a bit of roasted bacon. The wine was light on its feet and went down very well: — 11 days ago

Ira, Ron and 5 others liked this

Jean-Michel Gerin

La Vialliere Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2015

Delicious, bramble fruit wave greets you up front but then you get that wet stone taste and a little bit of spice at the end; velvety tannins trail off for a while. Great #rhone #syrah wine but the 2015 bottle prices seem to be getting a little out of hand. This Syrah paired pretty well with a Lamb Souvlaki plate at a BYOB Greek restaurant - I have to say the wine outshone the kebabs, though. — 7 days ago

Jean-Luc Colombo

La Divine Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2011

Who doesn’t love Côte Rôtie? Always one of the best expressions of Syrah but this one is fun. A mild garnet with little hints of brownish tinges. The nose on this is truly magnificent with black olives, beautiful spice, and dark fruit. Despite the name, this is wonderfully rustic instead of being delicate. Dry and dusty, there’s enough fruit here but it doesn’t abound. Smooth tannins and medium plus acidity. Leather and green pepper on the palate with smoke and blackberries complimenting. Less refined than I was expecting but a lot more fun too. — 4 days ago

Trixie, Stuart and 1 other liked this

E. Guigal

Château d'Ampuis Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2003

This bottle was lit. Just at the inflection from extracted to resolved, the complex aromatics foretold an even more delightful rainbow of black tea, bacon fat, dark cassis and tapenade. Buttery smooth. Oaky tannins to take this baby another 10+ years easy. — 8 days ago

Steve, Kimberly and 20 others liked this

Louis Barruol

Nève Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2011

Cote Rotie so peppery, slick, fresh. Pure, unadulterated Syrah. Really opened up in the glass. — 3 days ago

P, Robert and 21 others liked this

Château de Saint-Cosme

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2012

Typically a favorite of mine, but this never really came together. Some blood and iron, but less meatiness/bacon fat than usual and a bit thin. Still solid, just didn’t live up to expectations. — 17 days ago

Stanley, Shay and 12 others liked this

Patrick Jasmin

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2015

Lyle Fass
9.6

I love this estate and of course Côte Rotie in 15 is the sweet spot in the N. Rhone. Stunning nose. Bacon, violets, olive, deep red and black berry fruit. Mint, menthol, super mineral. So deep. The palate is an exercise in finesse and refinement which is what Côte Rotie should be. Medium bodied, super juicy, hint of oak, incredibly complex and deep, with terrific acid and freshness. Amazing length and so so deep and fresh. Wow what a finish with tiny berry fruit intensity. Stunning out of the bottle but better in 2 hours and even better in 15 years. Refined and elegant yet powerful and structured. So good. — 9 days ago

Aaron, Billy and 6 others liked this

Delas Frères

La Landonne Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1998

Nice tawny purple color. Warm inviting nose. Notes of black cherries, raspberry, moist earth, a little slate and menthol. Great balance of rich fruit and softened tannins. In a great drinking zone. Disappeared quickly. — 10 days ago

Ira, Bob and 11 others liked this

Bernard Levet

Améthyste Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2015

Lyle Fass
9.5

I adore 2015 Côte Rotie. Nose is somewhat closed but under that is raspberry, olive, smoke, mint, earth, floral, so pretty, deeply fruited. Stunning. Palate is deep and rich, with wonderful velvety texture, sweet fruit, finishes super mineral, with pure tannins, long, so young but so good. So much going on. — 17 days ago

Mark, LM and 10 others liked this