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purchased wine from Rozier, Tupin, Ampuis, aged 15% new, 85% 1-2 year 225-litre oak casks 15 months, fined, unfiltered, 10,650 b

2009 ()

just bottled: medium depth red; nutty, post-raising influence in the air of red jam – this is mainstream Côte-Rôtie. The palate gives a more local stamp, delivers scented red fruit with a touch of game, earthiness. It is restrained at the end, under its bottling influence. Attractively drinkable. It signs off on graphite, fennel notes. A wine without pretension. 13°. 2017-18 June 2011

2007

three-quarter depth red; has a gentle strawberry aroma with a little schist snap in it, a graphite air, along with gently mulled red fruit – decent style here. The palate has an immediate grip – the interior is soft, the fruit mild and rather hidden. The aftertaste is flinty, comes with a trickle of red fruit. Measured wine that is a bit austere. From mid-2011. 13°. 2017-19 Nov 2009

2006

gradually maturing red plum colour; the fruit is getting supple on the nose – red berry, cherry – and I sense it is gaining depth. There is a fine thread of tannin in the palate's red cherry fruit, with oak still present on the final stage – a bit of a shock, since the oak is largely absorbed on the bouquet. The tannins are fine, but it ends dryly for now. From 2011. 13.5°. 2018-19 Nov 2009 Previously June 2008 *** mid-depth red, some purple; simmered red berry aroma with a trace of flowers – elegant, wide enough, beckoning. The palate has some of the Rôtie northern zone snap in its texture – red fruits have life, are mid+ weight. Elegance is its main card. It ends showing some tannin, drinks OK now, but will offer more buzz and brio from mid-2009. 13.5°. 2017-18 June 2008

2002 No Rating

NOT PRODUCED

2000

smoked red fruits, tight jam aroma. Cooked dark fruits with some dry influences, end pepper. Not that fresh. Length only fair. 2006 on. 2010-12