2008 Domaine Bernard Burgaud Cote-Rotie
Producer: Domaine Bernard Burgaud
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz
Appellation: Cote Rotie
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2011
($65) Deep ruby. Fresh dark fruit on the nose, with complicating notes of anise, violet and tobacco. Smoky blackcurrant and cherry flavors are given spine by juicy acidity and pick up a hint of musky flowers with air. Shows a suave interplay of dark berry fruit and flowers on the long open-knit finish.
91 Points | Wine Spectator
About the Rhone Valley
Along with Bordeaux and Burgundy, Rhone Valley wines are some of the world's greatest red wines. But keep in mind that the Rhone Valley is really two distinct regions. The Northern Rhone produces powerful, aromatically complex ...
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While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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