Deep ruby red in colour, with a black cherry core. This wine has lively berry fruits on the nose, with a touch of liquorice and a hint of black pepper. The 2009 is full of fruit, juicy and round with ripe tannnins that gently support the cherry, cassis and herb character on the finish.
Currently extremely youthful with a dark ruby/purple colour, as well as a sweet nose of cassis and spring flowers. Although this wine will never be muscular or exceptionally concentrated, it overdelivers with a stylish, elegant, and well crafted harmony among its structural components.
A ruby red wine, with a vibrant red fruit bouquet. Made in a clean, fresh style with lovely balanced structure that is supported by silky smooth tannins and a pinch of sweet spice. Typical Merlot character continues through the long, velvet finish.
An excellent chateau, owned by the Fabre family. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot grapes and traditionally vinified. Aged in oak barriques with blackcurrant flavours and lots of creamy, vanilla oak.
This wine is a deep ruby red in colour, with alluring aromas of ripe red cherry, cassis and a hint of liquorice. The palate is full-bodied with silky, ripe tannins. Concentrated flavours of ripe red fruits, tobacco and graphite are balanced by a lifted acidity.
A red dress sharp, brilliant, with the reflections garnet. Finely timbered, the fruit dominates with raspberry notes. The flexible attack is followed of a large volume supported by velvety tannins. The final is long and cordial.
Dark, deep red colour. Nose is expressive of berries and flowers (strawberry, raspberry, peony) . On the palate the wine is soft well-rounded with a beautiful harmony between power and velvety ripe tannins. The finish is long, fruity with a touch of pepper.
"Dark purple. Heady red and dark berry aromas are complicated by incense, fresh flowers, baking spices and minerals. Sexy strawberry and raspberry flavors offer a smooth, velvety texture and impressive depth. Finishes clean and brisk, with outstanding persistence. I love this style for its vivacity and precision."
The palate is bright with ripe red and black fruit aromas and rich liquorice notes, balanced by delicate tannins. This wine has a remarkable balance, thanks to its good acidity and freshness. Long finish with white pepper flavours.
Ripe aromas of sweet-ripe fruit overlaid with an intriguing nuance of spice mingled with the warmth of sunny summers; round, smooth flavours layered with a fresh streak follow with some depth leading to a friendly and satisfying finish.
Very dark colour with crimson highlights and a wonderfully complex and powerful bouquet of morello cherry, blackcurrant, and spices. The freshness and fruitiness on the nose carry over beautifully to the palate, which has a long, silky aftertaste.
The 2017 Cote Rotie was still in separate lots when I visited, yet I came away with remarkably similar impressions from the Gerine (fragrant charming and silky) and le Plomb (taut, intense and structural) as I did last year. A number of other lots will go into the final assemblage (Chavaroche, Fongeant, Lezardes and several more, probably including La Landonne). There's more cracked pepper and vio…
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