M. Chapoutier Côte-Rôtie - Neve 2018
Côtes du Rhône Villages
En af de sjældne vine fra Chapoutiers Selection Parcellaire serie, der er blandt verdens mest sjældne og eftertagtede vine. “These are among the world’s greatest wines, especially the single vineyard wines, many of which will last 50 or more years.” “These wines are for true connoisseurs….. they capture the essence of a vintage and terroir” “The single vineyard offerings are as good as Rhone Valley wines can be.” - The Wine Advocate “Chapoutier's 2018 Cote Rotie Neve features stunning scents of violets, purple raspberries and cassis. It's full-bodied, rich and creamy-textured in the mouth, turning silky on the finish. Concentrated but elegant, it showcases the amazing potential of the Neve lieu-dit. 95-98/100” – The Wine Advocate “A deeply perfumed bouquet displays ripe red and blue fruits, exotic spices and incense, along with a strong mineral overtone. Alluringly sweet, penetrating black raspberry, blueberry, cherry, floral pastille and spicecake flavors show impressive focus and vivacity. Shows firm, spicy thrust on the persistent finish, which features smoothly integrated tannins and clinging floral and mineral notes. 94-96/100” – Vinous “This is gorgeous, lifted, precise and focussed with a lovely freshness. It has cinnamon and rose floral aromas and is exceptionally smooth with very fine tannins and well-balanced acidity. A piercing wine that is good now but will get better. The best vintage yet for this cuvée. 95/100” – Decanter "Coming from more mica-schist soils, the 2018 Côte Rôtie Nève was all destemmed and spent 18 months in 30% new French oak. Incredible notes of black raspberries, incense, acacia flowers, camphor, and a marine-like minerality all emerge from the glass of this beauty, and it turns more earthy, darker, and even more mineral-laced as it sits in the glass. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it has a seamless, weightless texture, ripe yet firm tannins, nicely integrated acidity, and just a classy, elegant, age-worthy style. I'd give bottles 3-5 years in a cold cellar and it should evolve for 20+." 96+/100" - Jeb Dunnuck “More immediately fragrant than their Mordorée, with floral scent, pepper, black cherry and crushed herbs. Delicious purity and precision on the palate, with the black-cherry fruit showing excellent clarity and completeness. A great early sign of a promising vintage. 18/20” – Jancis Robinson
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Côtes-du-Rhônes vinmarker følger Rhône-floden fra Vienne i nord til Avignon i syd, en næsten 200 km lang strækning. Rhône er især et rødvinsområde, og det er vigtigt at skelne mellem nord, hvor Syrah-druen er den fremtrædende, og syd hvor Grenache er mest udbredt. Côtes-du-Rhônes hvidvine er bestemt også værd at stifte bekendtskab med. De laves i nord på druerne Rousanne, Marsanne og Viognier og i syd især på Grenache Blanc, Clairette og Bourboulenc.