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2016 Domaine Georges Vernay Côte-Rôtie Blonde du Seigneur


  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Côte-Rôtie
Drink between 2023 - 2032 (Edit)
CT91.8 18 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • MJP Hou TX Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 6, 2023 - Sommelier selection at Pappas Steakhouse. At $135 on the menu this is just a damn good value.

    A wonderfully floral nose of roses and gunmetal smoke, cracked pepper and game. An intoxicating koleidoscope of sensory triggers. Medium Burgundian body and a smooth dark cherry fruit delivered on a long finish.

    My first Christine Vernay wine. Thank you for the introduction!


  • El_Dougo Likes this wine:

    August 18, 2023 - Tasted the 2015 and 2016 side-by-side in a mini vertical tasting and have previously tasted the 2019. I love these wines. In my humble opinion 2016 is totally ready to go in the 2015 remains tight and subtle and likely needs more time. Both of these wines have some years ahead of them before they show significant tertiary characteristics that I look forward to. Interesting to note that the 2015 in fact has better reviews on CT, although I’m not sure I would’ve called it that way. But I would say that these somewhat “entry-level” Cote Rotie wines are some of my favorites that I’ve tasted.

    First the 2016. Our large table all remarked that this was more open and inviting and drinkable. The nose quickly yielded blackberry, plum, dark cherry, licorice. Also a sense of blossom that I tribute to the Viognier. As the night wore on, an intense eucalyptus and lavender developed. The palate was medium plus to high acidity, quite striking in terms of acidity. Tannins were medium, not overly ripe. Taste length medium plus.

    The 2015, as stated, did not fully open. Very restrained from the beginning and had many of the primary fruits of the 2016, however, one had to work to find it. Most of the table stopped drinking the 15 in favor of the 16. Fortunately for me, I had another crack at the 2015 on night 3 and found that it did open although not to extend of the 2016. Palate was equally more restrained like the nose. None of the eucalyptus and lavender of the 2016 and in fact little secondary qualities apart from a smokiness. I will say that I found the pallet very balanced by this point and really could’ve drank the whole bottle had it been there. Maybe this is the better wine?? As I have more of both of these, I may front-run the 2016 while waiting for the 2015 to further develop, but I look forward to tasting these again soon.

  • MattMauldin wrote: 90 points

    June 11, 2023 - Decanted. Medium ruby-violet color to clear edges in the glass. Floral and peppery aromatics with medium intensity, highlighting black raspberry, black tea, pink peppercorn, fresh violets and hints of mesquite char. There’s openness to the fruit on the palate, succulent and fresh, just slightly underripe. Secondary depth is well integrated and further accentuate peppercorn, garrigue, paprika and barbecue smoke notes. Light-bodied, with elegance and presence, lively integrated acidity and smooth inviting tannins, finishing with moderate zesty length. Pleasant, accessible and elegant at this stage.

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  • Tartiflette wrote: 90 points

    March 30, 2023 - Decanted 3 hours. In a closed place now. In the nose you can smell the fruit and berries but in the mouth it doesn’t give much. Quite meaty with leather and pepper. Helps with powerful food. Needs more time. Has plenty of potential.

  • "Rhône Rider" Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 3, 2023 - 2016 Georges Vernay, Blondes du Seigneur Cote-Rotíe. Erketypisk Syrah. Kjølig årgang, ikke for gammel. Da kommer man ikke utenom 2016. Elegant og parfyrmert på nese med svarte friske bær, blekk, hvit pepper, noe kjøtt. Rent og pent. Lineært. Meget bra lengde . Rent.

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  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    11/12/2020 (link)

    (Georges Vernay, Blonde du Seigneur Côte Rôtie Red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Josh Raynolds
    Northern Rhône: 2016 and 2017 Reds (Sep 2019), 9/1/2019 (link)

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  • By James Suckling
    7/20/2019 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    The 2016 and 2017 Northern Rhônes, 12/20/2018 (link)

    (Vernay Cote Rotie Blonde Du Seigneur Red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    11/8/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Georges Vernay
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Blonde du Seigneur
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Côte-Rôtie
  • UPC Code 089819042401

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 20 (5%)
  • In Cellars 266 (72%)
  • Consumed 86 (23%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef, Game (deer, Lamb, Poultry, venison)

Who Likes This Wine

88% Like It  8 votes

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