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1996 Côte Rôtie, La Mordorée, Chapoutier

Northern Rhône

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PRICE:
$95.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
1 Bottle

 

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TASTING NOTES

"I was less impressed with the 1996 Côte Rôtie La Mordorée from bottle than I was from cask. Michel Chapoutier still believes it is one of the finest examples he has produced, but agrees that the high acidity has left everything in the wine compressed. It is certainly an outstanding offering, but it will require 5-7 years of patience. Made from microscopic yields of 15 hectoliters per hectare, it exhibits a saturated purple color, and a reticent but promising nose of toasty new oak, cassis, black olives, and smoked game. In the mouth, the wine is medium to full-bodied and dense, but the high acidity and compressed, tightly-knit style make it difficult to penetrate. The finish is long, but the wine is backward and unyielding." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #121
(WA, 02/01/1999)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2006-2025


"Quite oaky, but very suave and smooth despite the massive tannins, which are ripe. Lots of blackberry, mocha and toasted bread character. Full-bodied and well made. Best from 2003 through 2010." Wine Spectator
(WS, 11/15/1998)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2003-2010


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