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Community Tasting Notes (9) Avg Score: 92.2 points

  • A little too polished for Cote Rotie, with none of the telltale characteristics, but food friendly with good acidity and light fruit, although there were drying tannins on the finish.

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  • Showed the concentration typical of the vintage. Nice bottle, on the heavier side for a Cote Rotie. I can't add more to the descriptions of the two CT members who assigned the same rating, in 2012.

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  • Horse leather and sweat. Ripe bit restrained. Delicious dark cherries.

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  • This is truly a super bottle. With the usual black cherries but with a hint of Bread and a bit of mouse spread. This is a remarkable effort with the tannins all well integrated. Very elegant!

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  • Judgment of Singapore: Part 1 - Chardonnay and Syrah (Zeffir, Dunlop Street): This rounded up a trio of very nice Northern Rhones. The nose here staddled the Côte-Rôtie and cooler-climate Australian Shiraz, with a rich melange of black fruit and roasted meat aromas, dried earth and spice, wild garrigue, eucalyptus and a whiff of crushed beetle carapaces. Very attractive, but there was certainly no running away from the heat of the vintage on that bouquet with its ripe fruit and toasty character. The palate was quite another story though. After the rich ripeness on the nose, this was ever so clean and clear, with a lovely sense of balance and poise lent to the wine by its beautifully structured backbone of fine tannins and some very decent acidity for the vintage. There were openly delicious flavours of black cherries and blackberries seasoned with spice, cinamon and licorice root on the midpalate, yet one somehow still got the feel that this was still rather tight, and that it needed time to draw out its subtleties and more complex nuances. No complaing though, it was nevertheless a delicious wine from its fruit-kissed attack and midpalate into a long finish, where slightly powdery tannins framed more obviously 2003 notes of dried earth and dried cherry bits wrapped in a lovely halo of spicey aromas. A solid wine, and one that should continue improving with time. I would really like to try this again in another five years.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2006, IWC Issue #124, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Maison Chapoutier Cote Rotie La Mordoree) Subscribe to see review text.
  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/Feburary 2005, IWC Issue #118, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Maison Chapoutier Cote Rotie La Mordoree) Subscribe to see review text.

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