Red

2012 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Côte-Rôtie
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • ccn wrote: 88 points

    July 12, 2019 - (from magnum). This wine divided the group into lovers and haters, no one was in between. Very nice classic Cote Rotie, in a relatively ripe style, with leather, gamey meat, etc. There is a lot of brett in this wine and it became more and more pronounced as the wine aerated to the point of dominating. I like a bit of brett and enjoyed it at first for the complexity, but ultimately it dominated the wine and seemed like a fault.

  • Kirk Grant wrote:

    May 20, 2019 - This is in a lovely spot. I have to say I'm a bit surprised it was so easy to enjoy on the PnP. A translucent ruby, with scents of smoke, dehydrated beef, lavender, and black pepper this is exactly what I wanted with our steaks tonight. This is light-medium bodied, with bright and vivid black and red fruits, a solid dose of tannin, and high acidity. Just a lovely wine...really something special. Outstanding!!!

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • 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.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 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.

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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 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 459 (78%)
  • Consumed 125 (21%)

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