2012 Domaine Duclaux Côte-Rôtie Maison Rouge Côte-Rôtie Wine Tasting Note

2012 Domaine Duclaux Maison Rouge  (Côte-Rôtie) 91

Rich, round, lush and sexy, with overtones of espresso, vanilla, smoke. kirsch, flowers and sweet, dark cherries. It will take a few more years for the oak to fade and for more secondary nuances to emerge.

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When to Drink Domaine Duclaux, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine Duclaux, when young, should be decanted at least 1-2 hours, give or take, allowing the wines to soften and open their perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Domaine Duclaux is usually better with 5-7 years of cellaring and should be at its best between 8-15 years of age.

Serving Domaine Duclaux with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Domaine Duclaux is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine Duclaux is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes, tomatoes, eggplant and sausage. Domaine Duclaux is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.