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Corinne & Thierry Drouin "La Roche" 2007

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1.36 acres mostly clay soil, east facing Age of vines: 25 ans. Altitude 1000 feet Manuel harvest, vinification in oak barrels, 10 months aging -25% new oak Totale production : 5000 bottles Tasting : Rich and structured, a silkiness well integrated oak flavors, long finish with ability to age for 5-7 years

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Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Editorial Reviews for Corinne & Thierry Drouin "La Roche"

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
10/26/2009

Soft nutty oak and spice notes meld with the ripe orchard fruits on the nose. Big apple and Asian pear fruit notes with a wild flower top note. This is surprisingly soft and expansive in the mouth with a lush feel and golden fruit notes that envelope the aromatic oak and spice notes. Very soft an easy going with nice Chardonnay fruit but this sacrifices a bit of height for breadth in the mouth. The finish is driven by a nice two-toned fruit and spice interplay that is subtle but with decent length. 88pts


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3.50 5
10/26/2009

Apples and cream permeate this wine. Though there is a little bit of heat on the finish, it's definitely not abrasive and mixes well with the butter and acidity. Very smooth, thick mouthfeel making this wine a meal in and of itself. Almost.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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3.50 5
10/26/2009

Really soft and buttery texture, with essences of caramel and toffee. Just a little too rich for me, but I appreciate the complexity and acidity.


Snooth User: solomania9
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3.50 5
10/26/2009

Nutty and toasty nose. Big rusty smoldering nutty flavor that's nicely offset by a good deal of acidity. Nice complex finish.


Snooth User: Greg Roberts
100798227
4.50 5
07/29/2009

Only 5000 bottles of “La Roche” Mâcon-Vergisson are produced each year. While Decanter has not yet reviewed the 2007 vintage, the acclaimed wine magazine highly recommended “La Roche” 2006, Mâcon-Vergisson in a blind tasting of 168 wines from the Mâcon-Village region, rating it four out of five stars (one of only 14 wines in the tasting to receive this ranking). Rich and well balanced with ripe white fruits, minerality and good acidity, the 2007 vintage is expected to be as good, if not better, based on harvest conditions. Wine Spectator has given the 2007 vintage a very favorable review: "This is rich and tinged with oak spice, but also underscored by a vibrant structure. Offers peach, pear, vanilla and clove notes. There's good depth for the vintage, with a lingering finish, 89 points"


Snooth User: tigerlaw11
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5.00 5
10/12/2010

Five glasses



1.36 acres mostly clay soil, east facing Age of vines: 25 ans. Altitude 1000 feet Manuel harvest, vinification in oak barrels, 10 months aging -25% new oak Totale production : 5000 bottles Tasting : Rich and structured, a silkiness well integrated oak flavors, long finish with ability to age for 5-7 years

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5000 bottles produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 10 months in French Oak.

Notes: vinification and aging in oak barrels, 25% are new


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