delas, cote rotie, seigneur de maugiron 2016
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.