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Pretty much mature already, best drunk within the next 2-3 years. Wonderful length to it, minerally and dark stone fruit, soft tannins. Read more
Great wine, now soft and approachable. Still got some legs. Read more
Deep red-ruby. Roasted raspberry and pepper on the nose; fruitier that the Hermitage. Elegantly styled and fruity, with sweet flavors of red curran... Read more
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Deep red-ruby. Roasted raspberry and pepper on the nose; fruitier that the Hermitage. Elegantly styled and fruity, with sweet flavors of red currant, raspberry, bacon fat, leather and woodsmoke. Showing nicely today, but this also has the backbone to develop over the next decade or so. Finishes long and juicy, with tannins perfectly supported by the wine's mid-palate material.
I tasted through the component parts of the 2003 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde, and it is a beautiful wine. Offering scents of bacon fat, olive-tinged black currant and cherry fruit, smoke, and earth as well as a concentrated, silky texture, it should drink well for a decade.
Still tight, but this has a solid core of muscular fig paste, currant, tobacco, black olive and iron notes, followed by a long, well-structured finish. Shows the heat of the vintage, but isn't roasted. Best from 2008 through 2015.
A single note of mint sings from the scent of this wine, a signal of how tightly bound it is. It tastes as if chiseled out of red rock, a ferrous quality hardening the black and red berry flavors. With air it yields more spice, some resinous herbs, tehescent of the garrigue on a hot, scrabbly hillside, but it apportions those flavors slowly, so that the wine lasts on and on. Put this away for a decade or so.
Discreet red, with reserved mineral, wet earth character and a tightly wound tannin structure. The fruit isn't very ripe, but shows up as cherries, blackberries and, in a different register, some floral notes. Very subtle oak, just touches of mocha and spices. Will improve with age. Best from 2005 through 2011.
Guigal's Côte Rôtie Brune et Blonde tends to have 4-5% Viognier included in the blend. Guigal says, "1999 is the greatest vintage in my lifetime for Côte Rôtie." His 1999 Côte Rôtie Brune et Blonde has the finest potential of any Brune et Blonde I have tasted in nearly twenty years of annual visits. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by a gorgeous, fat, exotic nose of bacon fat, honeysuckle, cassis, and tapenade. A touch of new saddle leather also makes an appearance in this opulent, fleshy, full-bodied 1999. It will be seductive upon release, and drink well for 15+ years.
Caresses the palate. Elegant, with mineral, red and black fruit and supple tannins. Seductive balance on the fresh finish, where the firm tannins make a surprise appearance that suggests a bit of cellar time is needed to bring out the best of this red. Best from 2003 through 2010.
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