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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


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


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



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