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Côte Rôtie Neve, Maison M. Chapoutier 2021

Tasting Notes

A refined, seductive and well-crafted Cote-Rotie with aromas of dark cherries, currants, dried herbs, cured meat, leather, crushed stones and baking spices. It’s medium-bodied with finely grained tannins. Super fine structure with balance and grace. Bright acidity brings liveliness and light at the center. It’s so elegant and restrained, with a silky texture pushing through. There is a ton of of spices as well adding to the great vitality this wine found in this cooler vintage. Long and spicy finish. Limited production. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drink or hold.

Stuart Pigott, JamesSuckling.com, May 2024

The 2021 Côte Rôtie Nève (100% Syrah brought up in 30% new oak) is more masculine and mineral-laced, with vibrant cassis, black cherry, raspberry fruits as well as some textbook Côte Rôtie floral, game, and peppery, spicy nuances. It's more focused, tight, and backward compared to the La Mordorée, and is going to need more time. Both Côte Rôties are impressive and well worth seeking out.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, December 2022
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