m. chapoutier, cote rotie, neve 2018

m. chapoutier, cote rotie, neve 2018
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98
VINOUS
96

Critics' Scores

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    98
    Robert Parker's 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. (JC)

  • VINOUS
    96
    Vinous

    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. (JR)

  • JEB DUNNUCK
    96
    Jeb Dunnuck

    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+

  • DECANTER
    95
    Decanter

    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. (MW)

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    95
    Wine Spectator

    A note of sweet bay leaf leads off, followed by dark earth, sweet tapenade and cast iron flavors. The fruit is stashed away, but it's there, with cassis, plum puree and red currant compote notes. A youthfully backward wine that just needs some time to get pointed in the right direction. (JM)

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