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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
The most beautiful terroirs of the Cote-Rotie, around Rosiers and Cote-Rosiers will never give their secrets. I have a true love for those places because this is where I make my Cote-Rotie. They have become a kind of second home for me. It's funny to see that Cote-Rotie 2007 looks like 1997. It's an explosion of the entire range of aromas found in this place: squashed lead, blackcurrant, bacon, roasted coffee, ash, violet, roses.
The feeling in the mouth is just like 1997: plenty of freshness combined with a soft texture. This combination gives the relief which allows the fruit to be omnipresent. Even if that was not explained enough and understood, 2007 will remain as a great vintage in the Cote-Rotie. I am ready to bet. This wine, just like 1997, will never close, will always taste nice at any time because its aromatic reserve never ends.
Squashed lead, blackcurrant, bacon, roasted coffee, ancient roses.
Bottled without any filtration.
"Medium to full-bodied, ripe, fresh, elegant, and powerful, with pepper, tapenade, cassis, and olive characteristics dominating its explosive, aromatic nose, the dark ruby/purple-tinged, medium to full-bodied 2007 Cote Rotie is extraordinarily pungent aromatically. That characteristic will no doubt be controversial, and consumers will either love it or leave it. 90-93
The Wine Advocate
"Inky ruby. Sexy aromas of Asian spices, blackberry, graphite and cracked pepper. Silky in texture, with medium-bodied dark berry and cherry flavors and a kick of black pepper. Turns spicier on the focused, persistent finish. 89-92"
International Wine Cellar
Louis Barruol is the 14th generation Barruol to make wine at Saint Cosme. The Chateau was built in the late 16th Century on the site of a former Roman villa, and the remains of a Roman wine cellar, carved into the stone of the hillside, still exist in the chateau's caves. There are 37 acres of vineyards and the vines average 60 years of age. The old plots (pictured on the Gigondas label) and stitch across the escarpment of the ragged Dentelles de Montmirail, an oft-painted mountain range.
The Rhone appellation furthest north, the translation of Cote Rotie is roasted slope, named after the region's very steep, south facing slopes that have ideal exposure to the sun. There are two main slopes, Cote Brunes & Cote Blondes. They are just as they sound, with the darker Brunes soils consisting of rich clay and iron, producing firm and robust wine. The...Read More About Cote Rotie
(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...Read More About Syrah/Shiraz
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