Vidal-Fleury La Chatillonne Cote Rotie 2004

This was the best wine of my recent set of Rhone Valley wine reviews, though it would have been ever better with a more sympathetic use of oak.  At $170 retail in Australia, there are probably better choices available.
88% syrah and 12% viognier.  An aroma of lavender, herbs, oak and apricot kernels.  A palate with an evident oak taste, butter and apricots.  89 points.
Cote Rotie
April 1, 2010

Featured post

IMW Annual Bordeaux tasting - 2013 vintage

Held in Sydney by the Institute of Masters of Wine on the weekend, this was …

Popular Posts

Exclusive/small production winery mailing lists

Well executed mailing lists provide benefits to consumer and winery alike.  …

Bernhard Huber Malterdinger Spätburgunder 2015

This is a very good pinot noir from Bernard Huber in Baden, Germany.  Stylis…

Yarra Valley 2019

With the 2019 harvest underway, I spent the morning in the winery at Helen &…