2010 Rôtie Cellars Northern Blend

Community Tasting Note


93 Points

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - Decanted 1 hr. A little discreet wood on the nose quickly subsided after about 20 minutes, and that’s the last I have to say on that topic. Wonderfully lithe and fresh on the palate, full of dark raspberry and olive, just a touch of saline on the back half and on the finish. I really took this one slow, finished the bottle solo, but took 3 hours to do it, and saw the wine only get better with each sip. Not a powerhouse by any means, nor should it be given the label. Yet if served blind, I think the 14.5% gave the wine a textural weight that the true French equivalent would lack, but by no means is that a knock, just an observation after too much caffeine this morning. This was an absolute delight to drink.

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