Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Cote Rotie

2019 Levet Cote Rotie La Chavaroche ...$109.99
Lastly, the 2019 Côte Rôtie La Chavaroche comes from a single lieu-dit in the northern part of the appellation, and it’s just about as good as wild, classic, traditional Côte Rôtie gets. Vivid purple, with an incredible bouquet cracked black pepper, violets, iron, bloody beef, and assorted red, blue, and black fruits, it has more obvious minerality than the slightly more rounded Les Journaries, flawless balance, and enough structure to warrant upwards of a decade of bottle age. The purity of fruit in all these 2019 is something to behold, and readers should seek these wines out.
Rated 99/100 Jeb Dunnuck
The most impressive wine I tasted at Levet was the 2019 Cote Rotie La Chavaroche (known as La Peroline in most markets). Scents of crushed stone, bacon fat, violets, Asian five spice powder, purple raspberries and grilled plums make for a wonderfully enthralling and complex nose, while the full-bodied palate is concentrated and richly textured, leading into a long, velvety finish. Wow.
Rated 96-98/100 The Wine Advocate

2019 Levet Cote Rotie Les Journaries....$99.99
The 2019 Côte Rôtie Les Journaries is similar aromatically, with grilled plum, blue fruits, pepper, violets, and some classic La Landonne smoky meatiness as well as a beautifully textured, medium to full-bodied style on the palate. I love the overall purity, it has incredible tannins, and a great finish. Hide bottles for 4-6 years and enjoy over the following two decades.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Primarily from La Landonne, the 2019 Cote Rotie Les Journaries (labeled Maestria outside the United States) features pungent notes of black olives, roasted meat and grilled plum. Full-bodied, rich and velvety, with a long, softly chewy finish, this has a real shot at greatness.
Rated 95-97/100 The Wine Advocate

2011 Guigl Chateau d'Ampuis Cote Rotie...$129.98
regular price $166.99
Very focused, with a lovely beam of lightly steeped red currant, bitter cherry and plum fruit flavors that glides atop singed cedar, black tea and dried star anise notes. The long finish is very fine-grained. A gorgeous wine. Best from 2016 through 2027. 400 cases imported.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

2018 Xavier Gerard Cote Rotie....$79.99
An assemblage of the estate’s finest parcels, the single Cote-Rotie cuvée produced at the Gerard domaine is sourced principally from the Mollard lieu-dit (65%) with the balance a mix of Font-Jean, Viallière, and La Landonne. The de-stemming regimen varies with vintage, though a significant part is generally left as whole clusters. This is a finer expression of the appellation than many of its counterparts along the slope, with a purity of fruit and finesse to the tannins. Although its profile is marked by a regal elegance that makes this wine seductively drinkable in its youth, older examples offer strong testimony that the Cote-Rotie from Domaine Gerard has the capacity to provide a pure and tenacious expression of this noble terroir for decades in the bottle.

2019 Xavier Gerard Cote Rotie La Landonne....$279.99
lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $499.99

  • only 2 bottles available
  • only 850 bottles made!
The 2019 Cote Rotie La Landonne includes no Viognier. Vinified with 80% whole clusters, the free-run wine then matured in one 500-liter barrel, while the press wine went into a 225-liter barrel. It's dark and meaty, very La Landonne in profile, with concentrated notes of black olives, espresso and dark toast on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is rich and velvety, turning firmly tannic and dusty on the finish. Hold it at least until 2025.
Rated 93+/100 The Wine Advocate

2017 Domaine Rostaing Cote Rotie La Landonne...$199.99
(only 1 bottle left)
I loved the 2017 Côte Rôtie La Landonne, a magical expression of the Grand Cru terroir. Deep purple-hued with killer notes of black raspberries, bacon fat, ground herbs, and obvious minerality, this beauty is full-bodied, has ultra-fine tannins, a deep, concentrated mid-palate, and a finish that won’t quit. Do your best to hold bottles for 4-5 years.
Rated 97+/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 95-97/100 The Wine Advocate

2017 Domaine Rostaing Cote Rotie Cote Blonde...$199.99
(only 2 bottles left)

Just about perfection in a glass, the 2017 Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde is more plush and sexy compared to the La Landonne and has a beautiful, incredibly floral character as well as notes of crème de cassis, mulberries, black raspberries, spice, and new crushed violets. Full-bodied, seamless, and polished, it’s an incredible expression of the Côte Blonde and has its own singular character. Drink it any time over the coming 20-25 years.
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Even better than last year, the recently bottled 2017 Cote Rotie La Cote Blonde was singing when I tasted it back in July. Floral and berry notes accent mocha-tinged aromas in this medium to full-bodied wine. It's silky, long and intense, with a couple of decades of life ahead of it. It's simply difficult to describe the waves of savory complexity this wine now shows, coupled with a succulent texture and tremendous length.
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate

2019 Domaine Rostaing Cote Rotie Ampodium...$89.99
Moving to the 2019s from bottle, the 2019 Côte Rôtie Ampodium offers lots of peppery herbs, flowers, bacon fat, and sweet black raspberry fruit in a medium to full-bodied, meaty, straight-up classic Côte Rôtie style. It’s well worth seeking out as a multi-bottle purchase, as it will offer loads of pleasure over the coming 15 years.
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck
An opulent, rich vintage of this cuvée, the 2019 Cote Rotie Ampodium still offers up nicely detailed, intricate floral notes layered atop raspberries and mocha. Medium to full-bodied, it's velvety and lush, with plenty of length on the finish. It should drink well for more than a decade.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

2019 Domaine Rostaing Cote Rotie Cote Blonde...$199.99
The 2019 Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde is as seamless and silky as they come and is just a quintessential Côte Rôtie. Black raspberries, flowers, ground pepper, and subtle meatiness all emerge from this beauty, and it’s full-bodied, has remarkable tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. It certainly offers pleasure today, but smart money will hide bottles for 4-5 years. It will knock your socks off over the following two decades.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 95+/100 The Wine Advocate

2018 Domaine Jamet Cote Rotie....$159.99
Only 2 bottles available
I was able to taste numerous barrel samples of the 2018 Côte Rôtie, all rating between 95 and 99 points, which is a good sign! Most barrels were not destemmed and all the samples displayed inky colors, beautiful purity of fruit, classic Jamet style and complexity, and building tannins. Is this a remake of 1999? It has more upfront charm than the Côte Brune, but as with all great vintages of Jamet, 5-7 years of bottle age are rewarded.
Rated 95-97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Jean-Paul Jamet said '2019 gave wines in the style that I like to make'. A step up from the 2018 vintage, the 2019 is more vibrant and intense. A blend of 25 parcels, amounting to 17ha, almost exclusively on schist soils. No destemming. A tasting of nine different barrels across a variety of lieux-dits suggest that the 2019 Côte-Rôtie is very special indeed. This is vibrant and intense, but not as sunny as the 2018 in style - sugars and phenolics progressed at the same gradual rate in 2019, making for a more harmonious and balanced wine. You feel the hot vintage in the wine, but it's represented more as power and intensity than hot alcohol. Vivid and highly impressive.
Rated 98/100 Decanter Magazine

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