Cote Rotie les Becasses, Chapoutier 2006
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CS Mid crimson. Velvety but not particularly expressive at the moment. Lots of freshness and vigour and relatively appetising and no more than mid weight. Rather lissom in fact – definiteinly on the feminine/Blonde side of Côte Rôtie in style. Probably worth keeping to see what happens but you certainly could start drining it within less than four years….
|Score: 17.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, May 2008|
Probably the finest basic Cote Rotie he has made since 1991 is the 2006 Cote Rotie Les Becasses. Dark ruby/purple with notes of cassis, bacon fat, smoke, and tapenade, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ripe, chewy, and long. This is heady stuff, a classic Cote Rotie that can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years.
|Score: 89/91||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (175), February 2008|
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