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93 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2012
Vivid ruby. High-pitched aromas of red and dark berry preserves, potpourri and minerals, with a sexy note of Asian spices mounting with air. Juicy, focused and pure, offering palate-staining black raspberry and cherry flavors and subtle smokiness. The mineral note carries through the long, spicy, floral finish, which shows excellent clarity. I also had the chance to retaste the 2008 Cote-Rotie back in New York and found it open-knit, spicy and very floral, with intense red fruit character and a silky texture. I have little doubt that it will age nicely on its balance but had no trouble drinking it right now.