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RED RHONE 2 - Cote Rôtie and Hermitage - Listed by DOMAINE

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Where available, tasting scores and notes are by  Robert Parker (RP) and taken from his website www.erobertparker.com  or Stephen Tanzer (ST) from www.wineaccess.com
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Best Drinking
           
    DOMAINE
DELAS FRERES

RP/Jeb Dunnuck -
'Winemaker Jacques Granges continues to keep this large estate up with the crème de la crème of the Northern Rhône'.
   
 
13
75cl
Cote Rôtie
''
Seigneur de Maugiron"
Delas Freres

RP/Jeb Dunnuck - The larger production release is the 2015 Côte Rôtie Seigneur de Maugiron and it’s another seriously impressive Côte Rôtie. Revealing more obvious tannin and brighter acidity, as well as lots of black and blue fruits, crushed rock, licorice, and floral aromas and flavours.

2015 £48.00 RP/JD95
2019-35

I had a bottle of this recently - Lovely!

Highly Recommended

           
    DOMAINE
E. GUIGAL

A truly great domaine, considered by many to be the best for Cote Rotie!
   
Highly Recommended
40
75cl
Cote Rôtie
''
Brune et Blonde"
E. Guigal

RP/Joe Czerwinski - Guigal's 2015 Cote Rôtie Brune et Blonde boasts hallmark aromas of dried flowers, herbs, raspberries and black olives. Medium to full-bodied, it's simultaneously rich and silky, showing fine, balanced acidity on the crisp finish. Considering it may account for as much as a third of the appellation's volume, it's a remarkable achievement and testament to the tremendous quality of the vintage. Even folks who buy and cellar the La Las will want to have some of this in their cellars for early drinking.

2015 £41.00 RP/JC93
2018-30
24
75cl
Cote Rôtie
''Chateau d'Ampuis
"
E. Guigal

RP/Joe Czerwinski - The 2015 Cote Rôtie Chateau d'Ampuis is remarkably dense and concentrated, packed with dark fruit and rich tannins. It's full-bodied and supple on the mid-palate, adding hints of vanilla, espresso and dried spices on the long, velvety finish. Give it another 3-4 years in the cellar, then drink it over the next two decades.

2015 £82.00 RP/JC95+
2023-40
5
75cl
Cote Rôtie
''La Mouline
"
E. Guigal

RP/Joe Czerwinski - Floral aromas accent sturdy notes of grilled meat and almost delicate notes of red berries in the open, approachable 2014 Cote Rôtie La Mouline. Medium to full-bodied, it shows great purity and a supple, silky, classic feel. It's built more on elegance and complexity than power, with those floral, herbal notes leaving a long, silky impression on the finish.

2014 £220.00 RP/JC97
2020-35
           
    DOMAINE
RENE ROSTAING

An excellent address for Cote Rôtie, at reasonable prices.
   
 
9
75cl
Cote Rôtie
'Ampodium'
R. Rostaing

RP/Joe Czerwinski -
The 2015 Cote Rôtie Ampodium is fairly full-bodied and quite rich. The black olive and raspberry notes verge on being jammy but are balanced by peppery spice and firm, savoury tannins. Give it 5 years in the cellar to settle down, and drink it over the next decade and a half or more. For an entry-level wine, it's remarkable.
2015 £44.00 RP/JC94
2020-40
           
    DOMAINE
STEPHANE OGIER

A top producer, making really long-lived classic CR wines of 'Grand Cru' quality.
   
 
6
75cl
Cote Rôtie
'Belle Helene'
Stephane Ogier

RP/Jeb Dunnuck -
There are three wines Stephane considers his “Grand Crus”—the Côte Blonde, Lancement and Belle Helene. I think a wine that will rival the utterly perfect 2009, the 2015 Côte Rôtie Belle Helene comes all from the Côte Rozier lieu-dit, in the northern/eastern portion of the appellation. This site lies just above the La Landonne lieu-dit and consists of coarser, schist soils and holds the oldest vines of the estate, which were planted by Stephane’s grandparents. The wine is destemmed and aged mostly in new barrels. This utterly sensational-looking barrel sample sports a saturated purple colour as well as a huge nose of liquid blackberries, currants, liquid rocks, smoked meats and pepper. Full-bodied, thrillingly concentrated, decadent and stacked, with masses of tannin, it will need 8-10 years of cellaring and keep for decades.
2015 £170.00 RP/JD99
2025-60
           
    DOMAINE
VIDAL-FLEURY

Owned by the Guigal team, with the wines made by Guy Sarton-de-Joncquey, Vidal Fleury produces a wealth of high quality releases, most of which represent fantastic values.
   
 
24
75cl
Cote Rôtie Blonde
'La Chatillonne'
Vidal-Fleury

RP/Joe Czerwinski -
Showing a bit toasty and cedary at the moment, the 2015 Cote Rôtie la Chatillonne Cote Blonde should come into its own in just a couple more years. It's medium to full-bodied with ample concentration, a fantastic, velvety texture and grace notes of vanilla and baking spices. It just needs some time to absorb its oak.
2015 £72.00 RP/JC94
2020-35
9
75cl
Cote Rôtie Blonde
'La Chatillonne'
Vidal-Fleury

RP/Jeb Dunnuck -
A step up over the ’09, the 2010 Cote Rôtie Cote Blonde La Chatillonne (88% Syrah and 12% Viognier) gives up a fabulous bouquet of violets, rose petal, blackberry jam, game and hints of wild herbs that continues to develop in the glass. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and finesse driven on the palate, with a seamless texture, this gorgeous 2010 can be consumed now (preferably with a decant), or cellared for a decade or more
2010 £75.00 RP/JD94
2018-35
           
    PAUL JABOULET AINE
An excellent address for Biodynamic Hermitage wines, at reasonable prices.
   
 
30
75cl
Crozes Hermitage 'Thalabert'
Paul Jaboulet Aine

RP/Joe Czerwinski -
A sample of the 2017 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert suggests this will be another good year. Lifted aromas of peppered raspberries lead the way, followed by a wine that's full-bodied, with well-ripened tannins, a lush, creamy mouthfeel and a finish that just falls a little bit short of expectations.
2017 £22.00 RP/JC93
2020-30
13
75cl
Hermitage Rouge
'La Maison Bleu'
Paul Jaboulet Aine

RP/Joe Czerwinski -
Full-bodied, creamy and supple, the 2017 Hermitage La Maison Bleue looks to be a thrilling Hermitage to drink over the next 10-15 years. It's loaded with mixed blueberries and raspberries, adds subtle notes of mocha and baking spices and picks up a savory hint of black olives on the long, silky finish. Don't make the mistake of thinking only the La Chapelle is worth drinking, this should be a real beauty when it's released next year.
2017 £42.00 RP/JC96
2020-35
12
75cl
Hermitage Rouge
'La Chapelle'
Paul Jaboulet Aine

RP/Joe Czerwinski -
The 2015 Hermitage La Chapelle is one of the estate’s finest recent efforts. It’s packed with firm tannins and will need to be lost in the cellar for a decade, but it will reward those with patience. Richly concentrated and full-bodied, it hits all the expected notes—cassis, black olive, smoke, crushed stone, pencil shavings and espresso—then finishes long, with an aristocratic sense of reserve and austerity. Winemaker Jacques Devernois compares it to a woman’s black dress, meaning it speaks of elegance and class.
2015 £210.00 RP/JC98
2027-50
12
75cl
Hermitage Rouge
'La Chapelle'
Paul Jaboulet Aine

RP/Jeb Dunnuck -
The best bottle I've ever had, the 2005 Hermitage la Chapelle showed much more density and concentration than I recall. Peppery herbs, currants, dried blood and licorice flow beautifully to a medium to full-bodied wine that has lots of tannin, but solid mid-palate depth as well. It has a touch of the savoury rusticity found in the 2006, but was still impressive on this occasion. It's worth noting that both the 2004 and 2005 were blended by Caroline Frey.
2005 £130.00 RP/JD93
2019-30
           
           
 

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