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Côte Rotie "La Divine" Aoc

External Review by Palm Bay International:

Jean-Luc Colombo, Cote Rotie La Divine 2011 - 94 Pts, Wine Review Online - 90 Pts, Vinous/ The aromas are simply gorgeous even before the wine has attained an age at which it could offer up tertiary scents--which is a testament to how good the fruit material was, and how judiciously it was oaked during the wine’s elevage. Lifted scents of violets and both red and black fruits are totally alluring, and the delicate flavors follow suit. Beautifully light and fresh for a wine from the (sometimes chunky) 2011 vintage, this just radiates elegance and class. winereviewonline.com - March 2015 Spice- and floral-accented aromas of blackberry and cherry, with a peppery nuance gaining power with aeration. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering supple black and blue fruit flavors that pick up a smoky quality in the glass. Notes of vanilla and cracked pepper linger on a long, gently tannic finish. Vinous - March 2013

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Jean-Luc Colombo:
Jean-Luc Colombo was born in Marseilles and originally trained as a pharmacist but in 1986 he bought  the 8 hectare 'Les Ruchots ' vineyard in the Cornas appellation.He still lives on that estate,which is now organic, with his wife Anne and daughter Lauren but his business has expanded considerably as he now  owns vineyards in many Rhone valley and Languedoc appellations and also operates as a consultant and negociant..

External Reviews for Côte Rotie "La Divine" Aoc

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
08/18/2015

Jean-Luc Colombo, Cote Rotie La Divine 2011 - 94 Pts, Wine Review Online - 90 Pts, Vinous/ The aromas are simply gorgeous even before the wine has attained an age at which it could offer up tertiary scents--which is a testament to how good the fruit material was, and how judiciously it was oaked during the wine’s elevage. Lifted scents of violets and both red and black fruits are totally alluring, and the delicate flavors follow suit. Beautifully light and fresh for a wine from the (sometimes chunky) 2011 vintage, this just radiates elegance and class. winereviewonline.com - March 2015 Spice- and floral-accented aromas of blackberry and cherry, with a peppery nuance gaining power with aeration. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering supple black and blue fruit flavors that pick up a smoky quality in the glass. Notes of vanilla and cracked pepper linger on a long, gently tannic finish. Vinous - March 2013


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ Stylish, with cocoa powder, iron, black tea and red currant notes allied to a sleek frame. Has a tangy iron-filled finish.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ Lots of cherry and raspberry confiture aromas and flavors, along with lush mocha and spice. Long, smoky finish shows a fine mineral edge and solid acidity too. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
09/26/2015

Hailed as the winemaking wizard of the Rhône, Jean-Luc Colombo has achieved a high-profile international reputation for making innovative wines that are original, memorable and bursting with personality. Despite a resolute aversion to change in the Cornas region, Colombo has brazenly introduced innovative methods in his vineyards and throughout the production process based on a respect for nature and his fundamental belief that good wine is the culmination of three key elements: terroir, human endeavor and modern winemaking techniques. The result? A more accessible style of Rhône Valley wines, reflecting an exuberance of fruit and depth of expression and showcasing the full potential of the Syrah grape when grown in the unique terroir of Cornas. Through his intense dedication, Colombo has brought the wines of Cornas into the international limelight. The company now embraces wines representing major appellations of the Rhône Valley as well as the Languedoc and Roussillon regions of southern France. Production Area Ferrous mica-schiste terraces, very steep, covered with a layer of sand and lime. Grape Varieties 95% Syrah; 5% Viognier. Vinification Only free run juice is used, and the wine undergoes 3 weeks of post maceration at a controlled temperature of 86°F. The wine is matured 18 months in oak barrels (15% new, 85% in 1 to 3 year old) and then fined using egg white prior to bottling, but is unfiltered. Color Deep ruby red. Bouquet Superb smoky nose of exotic spices and jammy black fruit. Taste Dense flavors prevail; a very complex, concentrated wine. Alcohol 13.5% Serving Suggestions A first-rate pairing with lamb dishes, chicken tagine, and game birds.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
10/03/2015

Cote Rotie La Divine 2010 - 90 points, Vinous/ Spice- and floral-accented aromas of blackberry and cherry, with a peppery nuance gaining power with aeration. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering supple black and blue fruit flavors that pick up a smoky quality in the glass. Notes of vanilla and cracked pepper linger on a long, gently tannic finish.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
10/03/2015

Cote Rotie La Divine 2011 - 94 Pts, Wine Review Online - 90 Pts, Vinous/ The aromas are simply gorgeous even before the wine has attained an age at which it could offer up tertiary scents--which is a testament to how good the fruit material was, and how judiciously it was oaked during the wine’s elevage. Lifted scents of violets and both red and black fruits are totally alluring, and the delicate flavors follow suit. Beautifully light and fresh for a wine from the (sometimes chunky) 2011 vintage, this just radiates elegance and class. winereviewonline.com - March 2015 Spice- and floral-accented aromas of blackberry and cherry, with a peppery nuance gaining power with aeration. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering supple black and blue fruit flavors that pick up a smoky quality in the glass. Notes of vanilla and cracked pepper linger on a long, gently tannic finish. Vinous - March 2013


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ Deep ruby. Smoky, mineral-dominated bouquet offers ripe cherry and cassis, along with cured meat, anise and dried flowers. Weightier dark berry flavors are sweetened by cola and floral pastilles, finishing with supple tannins and very good length. This is already complex and not hard at all.


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