Côte-Rôtie 2010 - Laurus

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£ 36.50 tax incl.

If you are looking for a bottle of high-end Côtes du Rhône red, look no further. This Côte Rôtie is the perfect example of what a big and stylish Syrah wine can be. Explosive nose of dark fruit and sweet spices, beautiful structure with silky tannins and a long peppery finish: we just loved it. Definitely a must have in your cellar if you are keen on Côte Rôtie wines, especially at that price!
 
Wine Characteristics Tasting and cellaring
Domain Maison Gabriel Meffre Eye Dark purple red
Vintage 2010 Nose  Spicy notes of nutmeg and cinnamon with hints of liquorice and vanilla
Appellation Côte Rôtie Mouth Medium-bodied, supple, with juicy acidity and aromas of ripe red fruits
Area Rhône Valley   Tannins are well-integreated and the finish is long and flavourful
Colour Red Drink from 2015
Grapes Syrah Drink before 2023
Type Dry Open  1 hour before
    Drinking temperature 16-18°C
       
Food pairing
Best with fine meat like a beef filet, veal chop or a tasty meat loaf.
 
A word about the domain
Laurus is the high-end brand of the winemaker Gabriel Meffre, a “Negoce” house created in 1936. From a small family business at the beginning, it has become a well-established house, producing great and very consistent wines either from its own domains or its “negoce” activity. For Laurus, the house is selecting only the best grapes from their partners and is taking a very important part in the management of the vineyards to ensure the highest quality. Winemaking is then made according to the house “savoir-faire” and many critics have been praising their wines as great example of the Rhône Valleys appellations.
 
What experts say
About the domain
Bettane & Desseauve: 2* (Good production)

About the wine
Wine Spectator: 92
"Stylish from the start, with lilting lilac, white pepper and Campari aromas backed by silky cherry, damson plum and red currant fruit. The iron- and savory herb tinged finish lingers. Approachable, but has the acidity to cellar nicely."
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
Soil Very steep terraces
Harvest Manual
Maturing 18 months in oak barrels
Alcohol 12.5%

 

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Côte-Rôtie 2010 - Laurus

Côte-Rôtie 2010 - Laurus

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