Rôtie Cellars

E. Guigal

La Mouline Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2003

A dense Ruby in colour with a tawny rim starting to develop. A lot happening with the aromatics - black and red berries with minerals, earth, bacon, and dried meat. On the palate - rich and wonderfully balanced in this hot vintage. Medium + intensity, medium minus tannins. After some time notes of high quality kid leather and mild tarry notes. One of the reasons I chose to drink this wine was because of a conversation I had with the importer Ramon of Negociants at the recent Burgundy dinner. He was talking about Brett problems with some Rhone wines from hot vintages. When I said I had a La Mouline from 2003 he suggested I sell it. After 100 points from Parker and 18.5+ from Jancis I was never going to do that. I can report this had not a hint of Brett. This had the fluid tannin structure of a mature Hill of Grace. In summary I loved the restraint, balance and quality of this fine French Syrah given the vintage conditions. Shows great vineyard management and judicious picking decisions were made. — a day ago

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Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

👍 well done to keep it and go for it
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Thanks Anthony. Glad I did what I did.

Patrick Jasmin

Domaine Jasmin Cuvee Olea Cote-Rotie Syrah Viognier 2016

3 hrs in a wide-bottom decanter before tasting. A **stunning** bottle of Cote Rotie. On the nose: oak influence at first, but a few swirls and and that is overtaken by a heavenly and musky wild strawberry and blackberry perfume, then some citrus blossom, and as the fruit recedes a bit, it blends into a kind of vanilla compote. On the palate, fantastic acidity and hi-toned, while being weightless and simultaneously dense...just dances on the palate with lemon and sweet blackberry, and a soft leathery tang. Wow, this is unbelievable for being this young. While this might shut down, if it doesn't, I can't imagine how this could ever not be compelling. — 17 days ago

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Pierre Gaillard

Les Viallieres Cuvée Unique Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2005

Showing the vintage but with more cut than other 05s. Bruised and blue, meaty and smoked out. Yummy now — 9 days ago

Charlie, Kimberly and 1 other liked this

M. Chapoutier

"La Mordorée" Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2012

3 ha. 100% Syrah from 70 years old vines.
Nice nose with perfumed notes of red fruit, licorice, mineral, spices, integrated oak, mocha, tabacco, full bodied palate with sweet ripe red fruits, leather, vanillla, dark berries, fully integrated smooth ripe tannin, great balance and aftertaste ! 97DSP
— 2 days ago

Dick, Rene and 22 others liked this

E. Guigal

Brune et Blonde de Guigal Côte-Rotie Syrah 2016

Eric S

Dynamite! Complex and lively. A little bit of everything- minerals, herbs, meat, cola, black cherries, and pepper. With all that you’d think it would be a bomber but it’s not. Pretty approachable now too. — 13 days ago

John, Eric and 31 others liked this

Domaine Gilles Barge

Côte Blonde Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2013


Nose is crazy pencil shavings. Floral. Very perfumed.

Palate is very elegant. Elegant grapey fruit. Graphite. Some licorice.

Honestly I need to grab more Côte rotie. The right ones are super Burgundian and much less scratch.

Bought from fass selections
— 15 days ago

Andrew, Aravind and 4 others liked this

E. Guigal

La Landonne Côte-Rotie Syrah 1990

Deep rich toasted fruit.. some hi toned fruit, then wildness. Dark and sexy. Really good. — 9 days ago

Aaron HorwitzWalker StrangisTony Garcia
with Aaron, Walker and 2 others
S.R.Alexander, Eric and 21 others liked this

E. Guigal

La Turque Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2008

This was the mystery wine and I had a premonition that the Sommelier was going to pick Astralis, the rich Australian Shiraz from McLaren Vale because he had just got some into the Club. “Don’t second guess the Somm”. On 2nd thoughts the La Turque would not be as rich as the Astralis. This wine was latent and ungiving - very solid - leather, bacon and pepper. — 3 days ago

Eric, Paul and 33 others liked this

Bernard Burgaud

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1989

Reductive vulcanized rubber upon opening. Earthy and sour needed 3 + hours to open, probably not going to get better or worse in the future. Definite restaurant bottle, one to ponder the changes over a long meal — 2 days ago

Alex Lallos
with Alex
Severn, Jill and 7 others liked this

Patrick Jasmin

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2010

This remains a very feminine styled wine (as I recall from a bottle a few years ago). Nose requires some time to unfold, but eventually shows lots of lively crushed granite, cracked black peppercorns, blackberry skins, and a slight cured meat note. Lean and medium-bodied in the mouth, with savory, minerally flavors and crisp acids. It’s light but flavorful, and seems to have plenty of life left. — 16 days ago

Angelo Casagrande
with Angelo
Severn, Aravind and 14 others liked this