Red

2007 Clusel-Roch Côte-Rôtie

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Côte-Rôtie
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • kuumies wrote:

    October 3, 2021 - Savory and a bit on the wild side on the nose with plenty of high pitch red fruit and some very attractive floral and bouillon notes. Very autumnal with a wet leaf thing going on. Elegant, complex and most classic. On the palate at most medium-bodied (12.5 % ABV) and on the elegant side. Not high on tannins but still comes off as grippy. Young but delicious, clearly very well made and in a wonderful style.

  • forceberry wrote: 92 points

    October 2, 2021 - The wine is made of mainly Serine clone sourced from multiple lieux-dits in Côte-Rôtie with a tine amount of co-planted Viognier. Fermented spontaneously with indigenous yeasts. Macerated with the skins for 3-4 weeks, after which the wine is aged for 2 years in 228-liter oak pièces (approximately 10-15% new). 12,5% alcohol. Tasted blind in a flight of 2007 Cornas, Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage.

    Deep, dark and moderately opaque blackish-red color with a faint, evolved pomegranate hue. Ripe, sweetish and quite fragrant nose with aromas of ripe blackcurrants, some perfumed notes of violets, a little bit of blueberry-driven primary fruit, light lifted notes of VA and floral bretty spice, a spicy hint of crushed peppercorns and a touch of olive. Quite thoroughly classic Northern Rhône Syrah nose with no obvious oak aromatics. The wine is clean, juicy and quite youthful on the palate with a sleek medium body and bright, dry flavors of blackberries and crunchy crowberries, some autumnal notes of damp leaves, light spicy notes of crushed peppercorns, a little bit of floral lift, savory hints of game and blood and a sweet touch of blueberries. The structure relies mostly on the fresh, high acidity rather than on the quite friendly and well-manicured medium tannins. The finish is long, dry and juicy with rather gentle tannic grip and fresh, crunchy flavors of crowberries and ripe bilberries, some floral notes of violets, light spicy nuances of crushed peppercorns, an autumnal hint of damp leaves and a zesty touch of lifted bretty spice.

    A very lovely, fresh and wonderfully poised Syrah that I correctly identified as Côte-Rôtie, based on the lighter and more Burgundian style of the wine compared to the other two, more burly wines (Yann Chave hermitage, Clape Cornas). The appearance here seemed relatively evolved, but on the palate the wine was wonderfully fresh and youthful, at times showing almost primary qualities in its juicy, dark-berry driven flavors. Unlike the other two wines, which relied more on heft and quite prominent tannins, this wine was all about finesse and bright acidity, making the wine feel noticeably more "cool climate" in comparison. Drinking wonderfully now, but is still going to have a lot of room for further evolution. A delight. Recommended.

  • 2caveman Does not like this wine: 84 points

    March 28, 2020 - This wine had a varietal feature in spades that I've never liked. On the nose and palate there's a profound beef blood feature that really diminished..... obliterated... my pleasure in this wine. My wife did not share the impression so perhaps others will enjoy-- it's otherwise balanced and big

  • pbaek wrote:

    March 24, 2020 - Still youthful, this is strict and vertical, light and airy, dark-fruited with notes of flowers, iron and broth. Good acidity, fresh. Tannins almost fully resolved. Keep.

  • gazinho Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 12, 2019 - As delicious as ever - excellent, well integrated wine in perfect condition.
    Won't go any further, which is fortunate since we're down to the last bottle.

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  • By Jon Rimmerman
    2/26/2010 (link)

    (COTE ROTIE Clusel Roch) Rhone Dear Friends, Here's an impressive wine at a very fair price for the genre. We previously offered the 2006 version of Clusel Roch Cote Rotie (to a feeding frenzy of sorts) and the 2007 has now been released. I know this sounds like retailer-speak but...wow. In my verbose opinion, this is the finest regular bottling from Clusel Roch in a long time. The 2006 is certainly excellent for its velveteen red fruit impression and sense of place but the 2007 has a nervous mineral structure that is like elegant rock mixed with the same weave of divine fruit. From a terroir-chase perspective, this wine hits the bulls-eye and it reflects its pedigree and hillside in a beautiful way. It should age for a number of years as well. Compared to Syrah grown anywhere else, this example of Clusel Roch reminds us why the Northern Rhone is unmatched for transparent and medium weight reflection of the varietal (not to mention a gorgeous bouquet of perfumed, smoky fruit that draws the taster in like a ravenous spider to its web)... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for perfumed and structured low-alcohol Syrah that could only come from this western ridge above the Rhone River. ONE SMALL SHIPMENT ONLY at this price (about the same as in France). VERY HARD TO FIND outside of Europe: 2007 Clusel Roch Cote Rotie ...oh yeah, a few of you may be interested in this as well... 2007 Clusel Roch Cote Rotie "Les Grandes Places" EXTREMELY LIMITED (less than 10 cases for the entire US market) Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Rhone7108 Rhone7109

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Clusel-Roch
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Côte-Rôtie

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (2%)
  • In Cellars 100 (52%)
  • Consumed 90 (47%)

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