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2001 Tardieu-Laurent Cote-Rotie
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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2004

($65) Ruby-red. Knockout nose combines raspberry, woodsmoke, pepper, minerals and baking spices. Big, silky and expansive; offers a quintessential, though all-too-rare, combination of sappiness, vibrancy and sheer clarity of flavor. A wine of impressive extract: saline, peppery and strongly mineral. Finishes with superb precision, perfume and peppery persistence. A dead person could identify this as Cote-Rotie.

86-88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Maybe in a Few Years...
09/30/2006
by Kaufman10674845
Opened one of the 14 bottles I bought based on both the Tanzer and WSJ duo reviews. The nose was exquisite, deep, rich with portends towards chewiness. The first sip was disapointing....thin, almost corked....waited for the wine to improve in the glass, it did, but not to the level of either Mr. Tanzer, Ms. Gaiter or her husband. Perhaps with several more years of aging???????

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