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Clusel-Roch

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2017 Clusel-Roch  (Condrieu) 91

Crisp, white peach, melon, citrus and stones are what you find here. The wine is rich, sweet, vibrant and fresh.

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2016 Clusel-Roch La Viallière  (Côte-Rôtie) 94

Herbs, flowers, pepper and wild, sweet, fresh cherries are the first thing you notice. When the wine hits your palate, its vibrant, juicy and fresh, tannic and stony, with loads of fruit that sticks with you. This needs some time in the bottle before you pull a cork.

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2016 Clusel-Roch Les Grandes Places  (Côte-Rôtie) 94

Smoked thyme, olives and pepper add to the juicy, kirsch and black raspberries. On the palate, the wine is precise, fresh, juicy, long and clean. Give this at least 5-7 years in the cellar before popping a cork.

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2016 Clusel-Roch Les Schistes  (Côte-Rôtie) 92

The debut vintage for the new name and label for this cuvee, the wine is peppery from the get go. Medium bodied, clean and energetic, the wine displays it vibrant, spicy red berries with ease. Give it a few years to develop before pulling a cork.

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2015 Clusel-Roch La Viallière  (Côte-Rôtie) 95

Energy galore in the red fruits that work perfectly with the supple textured, fresh, ripe red berries, flowers, smoke and spice make this a turn on. The wine is lush, juicy and fresh, with length and purity, leaving you with kirsch and black raspberries in the endnote.

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Kirsch, flowers, wet earth, smoke, spice box and black raspberries open the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky soft, fresh and loaded with sweet, dark red fruits that deliver freshness, juicy fruits, dusty tannins and kirsch in the plummy, elegant, sensuous finish.

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2015 Clusel-Roch  (Côte-Rôtie) 92

Earthy, stony, fresh and herbal, the wine pops with sweet, red berries, pepper and spice. Luscious, elegant and already charming, you can drink this young, or give it a decade for secondary nuances. This is the final vintage for the Classique. While the parcels will stay the same, the name was changed starting with the 2016 vintage to Les Schistes to coordinate with the terroir..

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2015 Clusel-Roch Les Grandes Places  (Côte-Rôtie) 96

Deep, rich, smoky, and peppery, the juicy red fruits show a lot of rocks and gravel notes. Rich, sensuous, sexy and complex, the purity of the fruit, coupled with the olive notes and elegant textures really grabs you.

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2012 Clusel-Roch Les Grandes Places  (Côte-Rôtie) 92

Still a bit young, but it was hard not to enjoy the bright, crisp red fruits, cracked pepper, earth and kiss of smoke. Polished and classy, this elegant, medium/full bodied, kirsch packed wine needs a few more years in the cellar before it really pops.

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2005 Clusel-Roch Les Grandes Places  (Côte-Rôtie) 92

Crisp, fresh, pure, silky and vibrant, with a beautiful purity to the ripe, black and red berries, spice, earth and elegant, kirsch sensations. Hard to find, but fans of Cote Rotie should look for a bottle.

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2003 Clusel-Roch Les Grandes Places  (Côte-Rôtie) 93

Clearly drinking in the sweet spot, the fruit is ripe, round, sweet and satisfying. The texture is soft, round and even slightly voluptuous, with no sensation of heat, or jammy notes. The finish is sweet, pure and supple. Popped and poured, the finish was a bit shorter than I would have liked, else my score would have been higher.

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Drinking in the sweet spot, with all its kirsch, floral, smoke, flint, black raspberry, earth and licorice notes in full force. Soft, focused, long and fresh, the elegant, floral, sweet, and tart black raspberry finish hits the spot. Sadly, so little of this wine is made, after release, it's impossible to find. If you see bottle, grab it!

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This is so deep in color, it looks a 2009. With a nose filled with bacon fat, overripe cherry, licorice, earth, flowers, smoke and coffee, supple textures and a long, fresh, spicy finish, this is drinking great today.

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2003 Clusel Roch Grande Places offers compelling aromas of black raspberries, strawberry, dark cherry and bacon fat with hints of vanilla. Richly textured and filled with layers of pure, ripe, juicy red and black fruits, this suave, enticing and exciting Cote Rotie is ready to drink.

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1990 Clusel-Roch Les Grandes Places  (Côte-Rôtie) 94

It's always good when your last bottle was the best bottle from the case, especially shared with friends. This perfectly mature Cote Rotie offered an earthy, spice box, cherry, floral, stone and pepper perfume. Pure silk in texture, the wine finished with minerality and pure, ripe, red berries.

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Kirsch, spice, tobacco, earth and strawberry aromas open to an elegant style of Cote Rotie. Earthy, cherries and silky textures finish this fully mature wine. Previous bottles displayed more richness and darker fruit. This is probably slightly past full maturity and should be enjoyed over the next few years

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Sexy aromatics paired with opulent, kirsch, black raspberry, spicy palate presence, this magic elixir delivers all its ample, full bodied, silky charms

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