About This Wine...
“Côte Rôtie Montmain comes from the heart of the appellation and a steep hillside terroir just to the east of Grandes Places and La Viallière. It sports a deep ruby color as well as abundant notes of black olives, bloody meat, smoked earth and dark fruits. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, rich and spiced, it reminds me of a Grand Cru Burgundy from the Côte de Nuits. Give it a few years and enjoy over the following two decades or more. Drink 2018 – 2038.”
93+/100 Robert Parker
“Opaque ruby. Potent, mineral-tinged blueberry, cherry compote and licorice aromas are complicated by smoky bacon and Asian spice qualities. Seamless, round and gently sweet, offering smoke-accented red/blue fruit preserve, floral pastille flavors and a hint of salty olive paste. Finishes sappy, spicy and long, displaying chewy tannins and a late touch of cracked pepper.”