Patrick et Christophe Bonnefond Colline de Couzou Cote-Rotie 2016
100% Syrah, 80% of which is northern sector schist - 60% Rozier, 20% Côte Rozier, 20% Les Rochainsand 20% is southern sector lookse granite from Tupin, Coteaux de Semons. Entirely destemmed. Aged 10% in new oak casks, 90% in 1,2 and 3 years-used 400-liter oak casks for 18 months.
Robert Parker 90 Points "Hints of tar and black olives give way to raspberry and cherry fruit on the nose of the 2016 Cote Rotie Colline de Couzou. It's a silky-textured, medium-bodied effort, with a nice balance between sweet and savory elements and a gentle finish. Relatively open and approachable, it can be drunk over the next 6-7 years."
The medium ruby-colored 2016 Côte Rôtie Colline De Couzou offers some darker, earthier notes as well as textbook flowery dark fruits, pepper, and chocolate. Medium-bodied and nicely concentrated, it's built on elegance and its seamless texture. Drink it over the coming 10-12 years as well.