Côte-Rôtie 2010 - Laurus


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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 CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
DomainMaison Gabriel MeffreEyeDark purple red
Vintage2010Nose Spicy notes of nutmeg and cinnamon with hints of liquorice and vanilla
AppellationCôte RôtieMouthMedium-bodied, supple, with juicy acidity and aromas of ripe red fruits
AreaRhône Valley Tannins are well-integreated and the finish is long and flavourful
ColourRedDrink from2015
GrapesSyrahDrink before2023
TypeDryOpen 1 hour before
  Drinking temperature16-18°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…
SoilVery steep terraces
HarvestManual
Maturing18 months in oak barrels
Alcohol12.5%

 

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Côte-Rôtie 2010 - Laurus

Côte-Rôtie 2010 - Laurus

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