2012 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche


  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Côte-Rôtie
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • LFCHALA Does not like this wine: 87 points

    August 23, 2018 - On Thursday, we drank a few wines from the North Rhone blindly. Well made wines, but with very different styles. The WOTN was the E. Guigal Cotie Rotie La Mouline 2002. Classic and consistent. Amazing. The second wine was the Thierry Alemand Cornas Chaillot 2011. Great wine. For some it was the WOTN. The third wine was the Clusel Roch Cote Rotie 2006. Modern style. Good. The 4th wine was a huge disappointment. Bernard Levet's Cotie Rotie La Chavaroche 2012 looked like a Chilean wine with excess of guava.

  • Eric Guido Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 22, 2017 - The 2012 La Chavaroche Cote Rotie from Levet is earth, mineral and stone personified. The nose was dark yet remarkably fresh, showing black currant and blackberry with crushed stone, moist soil, smoke and wild herbs verging on olive. On the palate, I found silky textures contrasted by tart black and red fruits with brisk acids, as hints of dried orange peel, herbs and minerals cascaded across the senses. It finished long yet fresh with saturating dark fruits, and a mix of mineral and chewy tannin. This is great now with a good decant, but has many years of evolution in store for us.

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  • Mlermontov wrote: 93 points

    December 22, 2017 - Funky, earthy, iron and mineral, very red fruit, chewy, herbs and spice, some brett here for sure but very well balanced, violets. This is simply excellent.

  • Sixchips600 Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 3, 2017 - Agree with previous notes about the incredible nose of pepper, grilled meat, and raspberry fruit. Tart and savory palate which works for old world palates and will probably show more nuance with time in bottle. Got better with air until it was gone at six hours. A clear buy at this price point.

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  • clayfu wrote:

    December 1, 2017 - Thursday nights are for Rhoning with the pals. (Kinjiro): Served blind next to the 12 Journaries. The nose is INCREDIBLE on this wine. Crunchy bright raspberry and mint on the nose sprinkled with black pepper and crushed over some rare steak. In a lineup with a lot of amazing rhones, this nose soared. The palate was clipped and very lean and lacking in fruit. Needs to build on that body, but that nose is ssick.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bernard Levet
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation La Chavaroche
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Côte-Rôtie

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 446 (81%)
  • Consumed 102 (19%)

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