2016 delas, cote rotie, seigneur de maugiron
Why We're Buying
Delas Frères Côte-Rôtie Seigneur de Maugiron is a seamless blend of grenache and syrah, combining two forces to yield a sum greater than its individual parts. Côte-Rôtie is often referred to as one of Rhone's best-kept wine secrets, and this red blend shows why. It has gained attention in recent years, with wine critic Jeb Dunnuck saying, "If you want to check out the style of this estate, this is a great place to start."
Moving to the Côte Rôties, the entry-level 2016 Côte Rôtie Seigneur De Maugiron has outstanding potential. Made from 100% Syrah all from mica-schist soils, its deep purple color is followed by classic darker berry fruits, peppery herbs, graphite, and lots of rocky minerality. It’s medium-bodied, nicely concentrated, and has enough tannin to warrant 2-3 years of bottle age.
Sleek and refined, with a very focused beam of cassis and cherry preserves laced with subtle tea, bay leaf and floral notes. Bright acidity enhances the iron-tinged minerality on the finish. Drink now through 2030.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The aromatic 2016 Cote Rotie Seigneur de Maugiron lacks the tannic backbone of the La Landonne, but it will be approachable on release. Violet, herb, black olive and tar notes add complexity to the ripe raspberry fruit in this medium to full-bodied wine that's already supple and seductive.