Vignobles Chirat Cote Rotie La Rose Brune 2017

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Alistair Cooper MW
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Jeb Dunnuck
SKU
VCCR201711 UCAU
$99.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
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Voted one of the Top 5 Producers by Decanter Magazine in 2018, alongside some of the most well-known producers, Domaine JL Chave and M Chapoutier. Gorgeous intensity of fruit and secondary characters on the nose; rose petal, stone, smoked meat, duck, so much going on. Absolutely searing acid, dense, chewy tannins, tight intensity with layers of flavour, alcohol unnoticeable. Tight-knit, complex and so intense. Unbelievable quality. Father and son team Gilbert et Aurélien Chirat manage their tiny family estate. Grapes for this wine are from the vineyard literally next to La Landonne. All grapes are hand harvested from the vineyard literally next to La Landonne. Bottling in 2 months after 20 months in oak. Oak barrels used are ex-new barrels (not cleaned) of Guigal's famous LaLa wines.
Voted one of the Top 5 Producers by Decanter Magazine in 2018, alongside some of the most well-known producers, Domaine JL Chave and M Chapoutier. Gorgeous intensity of fruit and secondary characters on the nose; rose petal, stone, smoked meat, duck, so much going on. Absolutely searing acid, dense, chewy tannins, tight intensity with layers of flavour, alcohol unnoticeable. Tight-knit, complex and so intense. Unbelievable quality. Father and son team Gilbert et Aurélien Chirat manage their tiny family estate. Grapes for this wine are from the vineyard literally next to La Landonne. All grapes are hand harvested from the vineyard literally next to La Landonne. Bottling in 2 months after 20 months in oak. Oak barrels used are ex-new barrels (not cleaned) of Guigal's famous LaLa wines.

Scores & Reviews

94-95 / 100

Alistair Cooper MW

Wonderfully pretty nose, generous and floral with sandalwood, violets as well as pepper and clovey spice. Dense concentration on the palate, with lovely minerality, earthy and has some balsamic notes too. Really fine and seductive tannins, this is still a little backwards and tightly wound but has a real finesse to it. Will improve in bottle and shows huge potential.