25 April 2014

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Côte-Rôtie

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By Wheeler of Appellation Australia 19 hours ago.
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…2006 Domaine Yves Cuilleron Côte-Rôtie La Madinière - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie

Menthol/eucalyptus, kirsch, some bretty type notes with plenty of oak and licorice. Rich on the palate with nice spice interwoven. The tannin is prominent and works well with the richness of the fruit. Very good. 90/100

2008 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Lovely perfume - garrigue, strawberry, earthy …

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…boundaries.

The typically delightfully-named Fleurs de Mai (with its deliberate deference to Beaudelaire) is a case in point; the wine is a charming early-drinking Syrah sourced from vines just outside of the commune of Tupins in the south of Côte Rôtie. Aromatics of violet, high season roses and a Thomas Hardy cornucopia of fruit presage a palate of great harmony.

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Gattinara and Boca nearby) is the Nebbiolo equivalent of Côte Rotie, while the Langhe is your Hermitage, or even Châteauneuf-du-Pape!

The other key difference from the Langhe, as Odilio explains in the video, is that Bramaterra is a blend of 80% Nebbiolo (the spine of the wine) and 20% Croatina (colour, fruity perfume), Vespolina (spiciness) and Uva Rara (low tannin, low acid, table grape ripeness) blended together as grapes to capture the magic of the site. They …

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By Jason Haas of Tablas Creek Vineyard Blog over 3 years ago.
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…with the Northern Rhône appellations of Hermitage and Côte-Rotie, where it produces wines of phenomenal elegance and longevity. It is tremendously flexible, and can make elegant and restrained wines as well as wines bursting with fruit and oak, in locations as diverse as France, California, South Africa, and Australia. In the 1650s, South Africa was the first country outside France to plant Syrah, but it has never been more than a minor variety there. In Australia, however, …

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By steve of STEVE HEIMOFF| WINE BLOG over 3 years ago.
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…appellations that are small and compact and really do make sense. I have no doubt that there's a Côte-Rotie terroir. I believe there's a Chambolle-Musigny terroir. Ditto for Pauillac. But then you have a day like I did, traversing up and down the mountain, looking at it from various perspectives, and you appreciate how complicated things really are up there. Different elevations, exposures, different soil patterns and, as Kan Krupp informed me, different weather patterns. When …

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Simon Field MW, Rhône Wine Buyer

Jean-Michel is one of the great characters of the Valley, and a passionate advocate of all things vinous, as the quality of his Priorat joint venture underlines. Côte Rôtie, where his father was Mayor, is of course his natural homestead and where he communes with the vines with an almost preternatural understanding. What is bred in the bone...

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St-Joseph has been living in the shadows of its more illustrious cousins of Hermitage, Côte-Rôtie and, more recently, Cornas. Even Crozes-Hermitage has managed to commercially outsmart St-Joseph by drawing on its name association with Hermitage. However, in the past decade a wave of dynamic, ambitious growers (locals and newcomers in the region) have been writing a new chapter for the appellation, resurrecting hillside vineyards, refining the winemaking, and demonstrating that St-Joseph…

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…my blog: ‘Bramaterra, Gattinara and Boca - the Côte Rotie of Piedmont?!' ) There I had met a new generation coming through, mostly speaking a different language to that of their parents ( Conti, Barbaglio, Antoniotti, Vallana); there were stirrings of new (foreign) investment ( Le Piane, Nervi, Montalbano); I had heard how the regulations were changing rapidly to reflect a rising demand for Nebbiolo ( Boca, Bramaterra); and how the ( US) market was now taking …

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…when we visit we like to keep the pace up, before the cold penetrates tired feet. His benchmark Côte-Rôtie, from 13 assorted plots in his care, and now firmly known as Ampodium rather than its previous label ‘'Classique'', is always a pleasure to taste. The 2012 has a fine crisp character, leading on to well-defined threads carrying the pure fruit through to a long, firm, assured finish. A classic Côte-Rôtie, which will develop beautifully into the late 2020s; and …

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By Jancis Robinson of JancisRobinson.com 4 months ago.
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See tasting notes on 170 northern Rhône 2012s and the guide to our coverage of 2012 in the Rhô ne The northern Rhône has a claim to being the world's most familiar wine region. Not that many of us have gone clambering up the vertiginous slopes of the Côte Rôtie where terraced.

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