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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Domaine Duclaux Cote Rotie 2004
Domaine Duclaux Cote Rotie 2004
(search item no. 99613)
collectible wine
green wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Created in 1928, Domaine Duclaux represent the fourth generation of winegrowers. The 14 acre vineyards of Domain Duclaux are entirely situated in Tupin et Semons and in the southern sector of Côte-Rôtie.

This is a ridiculous value in old world Syrah from Cote Rotie. If you're a fan of intensely flavored, ageworthy reds, you can't go wrong with this bottle.

Made from 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier from 30 year old estate grown vines. Domaine Duclaux is very conscious of the richness of soil and the terroir of Côte-Rôtie and use no insecticide or acaricide. All work is done by hand, without a tractor. Less than 5 people work during the year in the 5.5 hectares of the Domaine Duclaux.

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About Domaine Duclaux:

The Duclaux Family is one of the oldest in Châteauneuf du Pape. This family built up its domain through the centuries and was one of the first founder members of the appellation association in 1904.

The Quiot and Duclaux families built up bounds and family connections over the years. The last representative of this family, Emmeline Latour, died on 23rd April 2001. Godmother of Florence and Jean-Baptiste Quiot, she bequeated them this wonderful Domaine.