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.
This cuvée is a blend of grapes coming from the Côte Brune and the Côte Blonde. It's one of the oldest vineyards in France, first developed by the Romans. It is said that during the Middle Ages, "The Seigneur de Maugiron" bequeathed a hillside to each of his two daughters, one was brunette and the other fair. Thus, were born the names of "Côte Brune" and "Côte Blonde". The wine is aged for 14 to 16 months in new or one year old oak casks. The barrels are topped up regularly. The colour is deep crimson. The powerful yet subtle nose of Côte-Rôtie "Seigneur de Maugiron" has blackcurrant, redcurrant, liquorice and smoky aromas, underscored with light woody notes. The palate shows a tightly-knit tannic framework. The wine is well-balanced with a silky texture. It combines fine concentration with great delicacy.