Red

2000 Eric Texier Côte-Rôtie Vieilles Vignes

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Côte-Rôtie
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • Nyccablover wrote:

    January 17, 2019 - Another PnP of this wine, coming on the heels of the Balthazar CdR - this is much tamer and more elegant on the palate. Still obviously Northern Rhone Syrah - but more mature and restrained. These wines are ready to go and should probably be consumed with the next 3-5 years as the fruit and tannins are fading.

  • Nyccablover wrote:

    December 30, 2018 - 12 Days of Christmas - 2018; 12/21/2018-1/1/2019 (NYC, Vermont, Lake Placid): PnP - an interesting wine probably fully mature at this point. I think this may have been one of Texier’s first few Côte-Rotie vintages and I suspect he was still working things out. It feels perhaps a bit lighter than I would expect. The fruit is pretty mature (blackberry) and there is some pepper and dried leaves and earth - not much of the savory olive or bacon or iron tastes though. Fine for quaffing but I don’t think will develop much further.

  • Anonymous wrote: 93 points

    April 15, 2016 - Even better than a bottler a couple of years ago. I know I’m not exactly seen as objective when it comes to Eric’s wines, but it’s because of wines like this, that just drill into some part of my brain. So pretty aromatically and so etched on the palate. I’ll use Coad’s word “gossamer” because that’s what it is to me. Hopefully, the younger vintages form other sources age as gracefully as this has. I may have liked this more than other folks.

  • Neecies wrote: 87 points

    December 10, 2015 - Better than the tight/ungiving bottle opened a year ago, but still lacked fruit and my guess is that even though the trend line is going in the right direction, the show's pretty much over.

  • coremill wrote: 84 points

    May 4, 2015 - Four Cote-Roties (Amali): The most translucent and bricked in color. Some autumnal fruit on the nose, some earth and bacon character, completely resolved, but this lacks fruit in the mouth and is really quite sour. A little better with food, with helps cut the acidity in the midpalate, but that merely makes the wine palatable rather than interesting, and the finish is still tart and short. This is fading and tastes like it should have been drunk up five years ago.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2003, IWC Issue #106 (link)

    (Eric Texier Cote Rotie Vieilles Vignes) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • Type Red
  • Producer Eric Texier
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Vieilles Vignes
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Côte-Rôtie

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  • In Cellars 102 (53%)
  • Consumed 89 (47%)

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