Rhône Syrah

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 2001

From a restaurant list. Vibrant reddish purple. Looks young in the glass. Great nose with notes of dark berries, slate, earth and a little menthol. A bit thin in the mouth at first. Got better with time in the glass. Didn't get enough air but showed it's potential. — 2 days ago

Ira, Eric and 2 others liked this

Domaine Jamet

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2013

Marc Stubblefield
9.3

Open-ish and enjoyable, but so many years away from fullness. What comes across as richness now should moderate a bit over the next decade to allow the more savory/olive-y/herbal layers to own their own space. Check back. — 6 days ago

Phil, Raul and 26 others liked this

Michel Chapoutier

"La Mordorée" Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1991

A lovely fresh nose with rosemary and bright blue fruit. On the mid palate this is a beautifully resolved syrah. Quite cool, not too rich, but an object lesson in balance. Long, but precise — 7 days ago

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Weijie, Pazzu and 15 others liked this

Domaine Rousset

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

Lyle Fass
9.1

First time trying this. Gorgeous nose. Mint, berries, such pure Syrah fruit, really nice. Palate is deep and pure. Sappy and juicy. Really clean. Granite, minerals. Balance is great. Sneaky length. Great stuff. 2015 Crozes is awesome. — a day ago

Severn, Aravind and 3 others liked this

Domaine Jamet

Côte Brune Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2011

I'm a believer now. This wine is extraordinary. Explosive nose with all sorts of wild flowers berries and cola. With time and a little coaxing a earthy, olive, and smokey core coated in lavender emerges. Tremendous length and massive layers of flavor — 6 days ago

Ira, Anthony and 8 others liked this

E. Guigal

La Mouline Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1994

From a restaurant list. Murky tawny color. Almost opaque. Knockout nose with all the great attributes of a La Mouline. Great finish. Outstanding for the vintage. — 2 days ago

Ira, Keith and 5 others liked this

Domaine Gilles Barge

Côte-Brune Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1998

Boom! After you smell a nose like this you start to drool anticipating what it will taste like. Loads of violets, cassis and earth. Olfactory overload. In the mouth it is a perfect example of an iron fist in a velvet glove. — 9 days ago

Daniel, Amr and 33 others liked this
Ellen Clifford

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I still don't think I've had a Cote Rotie...hashtag goals!!!
Ira Schwartz

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@Ellen Clifford if you tasted this one you might not drink anything but C-R.😋

Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2009

Awesome wine & producer with black cherry, plum fruits, mineral, smoked meats, licorice spice & violets. Could use more time but what a treat to drink this! — 6 days ago

Conrad, Michael and 6 others liked this

Clusel-Roch

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2011

Medium bodied, floral and balsamic nose, raspberries and herbs on the palate, good acid, silky texture. More approachable style that lacks some of the visceral, savory elements of my favorite CR but very pretty nonetheless. — 5 days ago

Tom, Ira and 6 others liked this

Michel Chapoutier

Le Méal Ermitage Syrah 2000

Intense with smoked meats and great balance of layered flavors, minerals, and acid. Long finish that keeps re-emerging. Awesome — 7 days ago

Ira, Jim and 6 others liked this