2009 Domaine Bernard Burgaud Cote-Rotie
Producer: Domaine Bernard Burgaud
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz
Appellation: Cote Rotie
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2012
Dark ruby. Black and blue fruits on the powerful, smoky nose. Lush and seamless on the palate, offering juicy blackberry and cherry flavors complicated by notes of candied flowers and licorice. Soft tannins add shape to the finish, which is broad, sweet and impressively long. This wine is surprisingly approachable now but has good aging potential. Burgaud predicts that it will be at its best around 2016.
93 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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