"Plenty of violets, pepper and deep-set spices are all part of the equation here, and this is a very complex Côte Rôtie that has a wealth of darkly stony notes, coal smoke and dark chocolate. Just superb! The palate's succulent and swathed in plush, fine tannins that envelop black- and red-plum flavors. Plenty of volume, great elegance and a lot of detail. A vintage when experienced makers could still shine, and the sorting in the vineyard was clearly a large part of this. Classy wine with so much on offer. Best from 2020 for a decade or more. Tasted in tank shortly before bottling."
95-96 points - James Suckling, Oct 2016
"“Finesse, but not without concentration” is how Jean-Paul referred to the 2014s. We tasted a number of component parts from across his blends of 16 different parcels. Rather than bottling single parcels he prefers to blend, and keeps new oak to a minimum (10-15%). The overall impression is a fragrant, floral, peppery style with good aromatic definition and adequate concentration for medium-term ageing. It will be ready relatively early, and despite not being a terribly weighty vintage, its elegance and balance with provide much pleasure."
95 points - Tim Atkin MW, 2015
|Bottles per Case||12|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Region||France (France), Northern Rhône (France)|
|Style||Warm and spicy reds|
|Grapes||100% Syrah / Shiraz|
|Food Pairing||Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat|
|Descriptors||Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral|
|Price of Case||$1, 980.00|
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