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Eric Texier Côte-Rôtie Vieilles Vignes 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Sweet animal notes greet the nose followed by grilled meat, rose petal and spicy green cardamom seed and olive notes. The aromatics are really effusive here, adding in sour plum and red berried fruit with air. In the mouth, this is loose on entry, then it firms up quickly in the mouth with super fine-grained tannins and light, aromatic spicy red fruit in the mouth. The mid-palate turns a touch hollow at times but when the fruit does pop, with those oily seed and green olive notes, this shows excellent Syrah typicity and wonderful transparency right through the stony finish. This is fresh and well-balanced, so 5-10 years in the cellar ought to allow this to reveal its true depth. Texier’s wines have generally surprised me on the upside so I’m willing to bet that this will be excellent. 90pts

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Éric Texier:
Éric Texier Wines come from three distinguished French wine regions, each with a long and remarkable history of winemaking : Northern Rhône, Southern Rhône, and Mâconnais. Éric produces terroir driven and distinctive wines, and is careful to meet the highest quality standards required for markets demanding authenticity.

Editorial Reviews for Eric Texier Côte-Rôtie Vieilles Vignes

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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0.00 5
02/06/2013

Sweet animal notes greet the nose followed by grilled meat, rose petal and spicy green cardamom seed and olive notes. The aromatics are really effusive here, adding in sour plum and red berried fruit with air. In the mouth, this is loose on entry, then it firms up quickly in the mouth with super fine-grained tannins and light, aromatic spicy red fruit in the mouth. The mid-palate turns a touch hollow at times but when the fruit does pop, with those oily seed and green olive notes, this shows excellent Syrah typicity and wonderful transparency right through the stony finish. This is fresh and well-balanced, so 5-10 years in the cellar ought to allow this to reveal its true depth. Texier’s wines have generally surprised me on the upside so I’m willing to bet that this will be excellent. 90pts




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