Bernard Burgaud Cote Rotie (scuffed label) 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France

$75.00 $62.99
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Item No. 100772
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • ST94
  • WS93

Winemaker's Notes

A dedicated, meticulous wine grower, the modest Bernard Burgaud is one of the stars of Côte-Rôtie. He took over the Domaine after the untimely death of his father in 1980. The winery itself is a small, neat, compact affair, located in the small hamlet of Le Champin, directly beneath the family home. It's perched high on the hillside, overlooking the back of the Côte Brune.

Bernard Burgaud has strong views regarding Côte Rotie and has little time for the so-called modernist new-wave producers. He studied viticulture in Beaune and has a Burgundian approach to winemaking. Bernard was one of the first winemakers to replace a proportion of his barrels each year thus allowing the wines to increase in complexity. Finally, he bottles his wines unfined and unfiltered.

Bernard Burgaud produces deeply colored, rich, well extracted wines that are now amongst the finest in the Côte-Rôtie. They are structured with the finest tannin for a long, distinguished life. The intelligent work of this vigneron has today brought him to the forefront of the band of young winemakers in this Appellation.

Critical Acclaim

"Component #1: Deep ruby. Rich dark berry aromas are complemented by cured meat, tobacco and candied violet. Round and sweet, with deep, chewy blackberry and cassis flavors. Excellent finishing thrust. Component #2, from a new cask: Inky ruby. Boysenberry and licorice on the nose, with complexity added by graphite, fresh flowers and cured tobacco. Ripe dark fruit flavors are enlivened by zesty acidity, finishing with subtle grip.
94 Points

"Solid, with brawny grip at the core of black currant, crushed fig, coffee, macerated olive and mesquite notes. The long, briary, iron-filled finish will need some cellaring to stretch out fully. Best from 2010 through 2020."
93 Points

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Learn About Bernard Burgaud

A dedicated, meticulous wine grower, the modest Bernard Burgaud is one of the stars of Cote-Rotie. He took over the Domaine after the untimely death of his father in 1980. There were just 5 acres of vines then, which the Burgauds used to sell in bulk. Bernard has since doubled the holdings to 10 acres. He began bottling his wine seriously in 1982 and today produces up to...

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Learn About Cote Rotie

(cote roh-TEE) 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...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(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...

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