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Côte Rôtie Côte Brune, Domaine Gentaz-Dervieux 1990

RegionRhône
SubregionCôte Rotie
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietySyrah

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Tasting Notes

First came the 1990 Gentaz-Dervieux Côte-Rôtie Cuvée Reservée Côte Brune, which burst from the glass with a dramatic bouquet of camphor, plum preserve, inky black fruit, medicine cabinet, rich spices, dried violets and grilled ceps, the savory mingling with the fruity and the floral to stunning effect. On the palate, the wine was medium to full-bodied, still framed by a fine-grained chassis of tannin, and revealing amazing depth and dimension. The finish was extraordinarily long, and what really impressed me was this Côte-Rôtie’s sense of control in the sometimes extreme 1990 vintage. This was one of my favorite wines of the evening.

99
William Kelley, Hedonists Gazette, April 2018
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