Another superb wine by Michel Chapoutier, a Côte-Rôtie from the Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales, which presents us with a deep purplish red color, a nose with raspberry aromas, a touch of violet, a spicy dominance, a touch of black olive and tapenade, rosemary. On the palate it is full-bodied, deep, with a woody, spicy and vanilla finish.
RP: 94 points
The 2016 Cote Rotie les Bécasses is a silky, charming example of the appellation.
Hints of cedar frame red raspberry fruit in this medium to full-bodied wine, which features a ripe, creamy mouthfeel and a long, elegant finish.
DrinK between: 2019-2035
Robert Parker: 91-93 / 100
The raspberry and blueberry-scented 2017 Cote Rotie les Bécasses is produced mainly from purchased grapes, sourced across the entire appellation.
It's firmed up a bit since last year but remains approachable, being medium to full-bodied on the palate and lined with silky tannins.
Robert Parker: 91/100 Points
Jancis Robinson - 17+/20
"Biodynamic. Cask sample. Aged for 18 months in barrique and demi-muids, approximately 25% new. Black cherry and spice on the nose with very furry, brusque tannins. The structure will take a long time to soften. "
Wine Advocate-Parker : 93/100
It's fascinating to see how the 2016 Cote Rotie Quatuor has evolved since last year, with dark, savory elements largely supplanted in prominence by notes of raspberry and cedar. A blend of four estate parcels, it's medium to full-bodied, with a supple, creamy texture and silky tannins on the tart finish.