François Villard

La Brocarde Côte-Rôtie Syrah

9.514 ratings
9.67 pro ratings
Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.6

So different from most American Syrahs - purity and finesse are the goals from François Villard with his top Côte-Rôtie vineyard. At 19 years it’s beautifully developed, complex, earth, licorice, cherry, smoke, herb and wildflower. A delight to drink

So different from most American Syrahs - purity and finesse are the goals from François Villard with his top Côte-Rôtie vineyard. At 19 years it’s beautifully developed, complex, earth, licorice, cherry, smoke, herb and wildflower. A delight to drink

Apr 26th, 2019
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.9

Disclaimer: François and I make wine together under the Terminim brand. Nevertheless this is a breathtaking example produced in micro amounts. Highly recommended.

Disclaimer: François and I make wine together under the Terminim brand. Nevertheless this is a breathtaking example produced in micro amounts. Highly recommended.

Aug 29th, 2018
Serge Mismetti

Serge had this 3 years ago

Serge had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 27th, 2015
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

9.6

I can get used to this. Amazing. 🍷👌🏻

I can get used to this. Amazing. 🍷👌🏻

Aug 4th, 2016
Peter J.

Almost perfect cote rotie. Wow

Almost perfect cote rotie. Wow

Jun 5th, 2015
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.4

WBWB tasting at Somerston - one of the top wines.

WBWB tasting at Somerston - one of the top wines.

Jun 11th, 2013
Chris Parrino

Some barnyard funk mixed with blackberry, heavy geraniums, slightest of lavender, currants, fair amount of oak.. very napa-ish but more complex all over! Not very peppery but floating with some barely noticeable spices.

Some barnyard funk mixed with blackberry, heavy geraniums, slightest of lavender, currants, fair amount of oak.. very napa-ish but more complex all over! Not very peppery but floating with some barely noticeable spices.

Feb 25th, 2017
Oliver Schweitzer

Too young, but wanted to show

Too young, but wanted to show

Sep 23rd, 2016
S Butterfield

Sommelier Flask Fine Wines

9.6

Blockbuster. Bacon fat and crushed flowers. Sexy transparent red color. So young, fruit in the palette just waiting to come out. Buy two, drink one, bury the other. Jeeeeeezzzzzzzzzz.

Blockbuster. Bacon fat and crushed flowers. Sexy transparent red color. So young, fruit in the palette just waiting to come out. Buy two, drink one, bury the other. Jeeeeeezzzzzzzzzz.

Sep 17th, 2015
Quinn Roberts

Quinn had this 3 months ago

Quinn had this 3 months ago

Feb 18th, 2019