Côte Rousse is an absolutely magnificent wine made of 95% old Syrah - and it is our little gem this week. It is rare to see such elegance in Languedoc, which is why some might compare this Côte Rousse to a Côte Rôtie. After a slow vinification, wine is aged carefully in oak barrels until the perfect moment. We loved its spicy notes, the concentrated flavours of crushed blackberry and the elegant tannins. The finish is long and has a unexpected little hint of coffee... This is why we love the Languedoc region, for its ability to produce stunning red wines at such a decent price. A must have!
90/100 Decanter Magazine
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|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
AOP Languedoc Montpeyroux
Dry Red wine
from now to 2032
at least 2 hours before, ideally decanted
Grilled red meat, game, mature cheese
Clay and limestone
over 60 years old
12 months in oak barrels
|What experts say|
90/100 "Aromas are plush with a smooth blend of mocha and cocoa butter. Grilled meat characters, flint, mineral and pepper fill the palate and the acidity gives the wine excellent length."
Silver Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
Gold Medal at Concours Général Agricole de Paris
2** Remarkable Wine
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